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Cyrufain

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I have an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 cpu and about 10 pins are bent to where they are not going into the pin holes, will this prevent my computer from starting up?
 
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You can try to straighten them. I've done it on older cpu's that had been smashed up(which had much larger pins) using a small pocketknife. Place it onto each row and lift them back into place(in both directions). Then fine tuned it using the tip of a fine drawing pencil less the lead. It did work, and with an extra bit of push it slipped on into the board. Used a swinging desktop magnifier w/light while straightening

On today's processor pins you might try with a hobby knife kit blade or something(disclaimer: use knives at your own risk)
 

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I have an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 cpu and about 10 pins are bent to where they are not going into the pin holes, will this prevent my computer from starting up?
Most likely yes. You can try and straighten the pins however I doubt you will be successful. My guess is that someone tried to remove the processor and when removing the heatsink fan or cooler, the processor came off attached to the cooler.
 

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I have a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 cpu amd it has a broken pin and about 5 bent ones. The rgb on my motherboard turns on but nothing else will, could the cpu be the problem or is it something else?
 

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Hi, Cyrufan and welcome to TSG.

has a broken pin and about 5 bent ones. ... could the cpu be the problem or is it something else?
It is most likely that the problem is with the CPU not functioning properly. Depending on its purpose, a single missing pin could have a major or almost undetectable effect on the CPU's operation.
 
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Not sure how you identified those very specific pin defects (or how it happened), but likely you simply need a new CPU. It's that simple. No sense in a struggle with that when R5 2600's can be had for $100.00-$120.00 US.
 

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Not sure how you identified those very specific pin defects (or how it happened), but likely you simply need a new CPU. It's that simple. No sense in a struggle with that when R5 2600's can be had for $100.00-$120.00 US.
Thank you
 
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I have successfully straightened cpu pins with a mechanical pencil, one with the small metal end/tip where the lead comes out rather than an all plastic pencil. Remove the lead (duh!) & set over pin, bend a little at a time, off & look, little more, little more, Bingo! Rotate 90º, do it again. Works for me, , , ,

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Almost certainly the Cpu is the problem, you can try to carefully straighten the bent pins, I use a small flat end screwdriver for this, if you look at the pins when the Cpu is almost flat in your hand you can see which pins are bent and which direction to bend them back. Check they are in the correct position by looking at them under a strong light and a magnifier if possible.

You could be lucky and the missing pin was just a ground connection.
This Video shows how to do it and is very similar to my method :-

 
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