Supermicro boards with bent cpu pins

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  1. trumee

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    Hello

    I have a SM X11SAT-F board bought this year with bent cpu pins. Can Supermicro repair them and any idea how much would it cost?

    Thanks
     
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    Jeggs101 Well-Known Member

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    I think this is an e-mail to Supermicro not STH right?
     
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    I am looking for advise on what options do i have for repair or should this go to the garbage dump.
     
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    Depends on how bad the condition is. I revived X10SRA-F and has been working fine.

    Magnifying glass, empty 0.7 mm mechanical pencil and lot of patience.

    Once the pins are visually lined up put your CPU and run burn-in tests like prime95 /memtest / phoronix etc
     
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  6. Robert Fontaine

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    They have repaired an x9 board for me with damaged cpu pins.
     
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  7. Phuc Nguyen

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    It depend on how many bent pin on the the socket. If it has only 1 or 2 bent pin then you can use the needle to bend it back.
    Last time I sent in my motherboard to Supermicro with a bent pin and they fixed it without asking for any fee. I guess its also depend on your luck.
     
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    yeap, i fixed a MB with 6 bent pins . if you can, get a good magnify glass or a surgeon magnify goggle.... i also used a hypodermic needle with the tip bent into a slight hook.... as long as the pin are not very badly damaged or broken off, you have very good chance with some patient.
     
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  9. BLinux

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    I just used my bare eyes and tweezers and fixed a socket that had about 15 bent pins. One thing to note is they can be bent in all 3 dimensions. In my case, some of the pins looked lined up from above, but when I felt them with my finger tips, I noticed a section that sat lower than the pins around it. So, I just pulled on them lightly until they felt level with the surrounding pins. The whole process took about 15 minutes.
     
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    Basically the only way to repair is to bend the pins back in to shape. While its theoretically possible to swap the socket with a BGA repair machine, its not really feasible. The temperature needed (plastic melts) to reheat and fix such a big component is too hard. Its not the same thing as when soldering in a big oven ( like when the board was manufactured).
     
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