Can busted CPU pins cause a computer not to boot ??

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primetime212

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hi..I have a computer that wont POST at all..its a new motherboard too...I checked the CPU pins and some of them look bad and one even broke off pretty easily..can this cause the computer to not POST at all ?? any info is appreciated
 
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YES. Pins can be bent back though(with a lot of patience a mechanical pencil and a steady hand) and you may have luck with a jeweler in attempting to solder the broken pin back on. I have heard of this being done successfully in the AMD forums.
 

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GripS said:
YES. Pins can be bent back though(with a lot of patience a mechanical pencil and a steady hand) and you may have luck with a jeweler in attempting to solder the broken pin back on. I have heard of this being done successfully in the AMD forums.
well alot of the pins look scraggly like they are about to break off
 
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broken pins are almost impossible to fix, and yes this would be your problem. If you installed that chip yourself you probably pushed too hard or slid it against the socket.
 

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If they didn't need those pins, they wouldn't have put them on the package. :)

If the pin is on the edge, it's possible with a little care to solder it on. It's a delicate operation, but I've done it. OTOH, the pins in the middle of the array are pretty much impossible to fix without some specialized tools.
 
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