How to fix bent pins on an Intel LGA motherboard (LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1150, etc.)
If you've ever bent the pins on your Intel based motherboard as a result of installing or removing your CPU you know how frustrating it can be. And fixing the bent pins can sometimes be an exercise in futility as it's so difficult to isolate out any one pin and damaging other ones is very easy to do. Here's a list of motherboard types that this will work on the following processor sockets:
LGA 775 (Socket T)
LGA 771 (Socket J)
LGA 1366 (Socket B)
LGA 1356 (Socket B2)
LGA 1156 (Socket H)
LGA 1155 (Socket H2)
LGA 1150 (Socket H3)
LGA 2011 (Socket R)
So here's the tip on how to do it:
What you Need: Mechanical Pencil with the lead removed, cleaned. Fine tip mechanical pencils work best.
- Step 1: Locate & Isolate the bent pin on your motherboard. if you have more than one bent pin, focus on just a single pin at a time to prevent from getting ahead of yourself.
- Step 2: Lightly slide the head of the mechanical pencil over the bent pin
- Step 3: Push down gently on the pencil shaft until you're nearly touching the socket
- Step 4: Examine the bent pin to see if it's back into position. If it isn't, apply slightly more gentle pressure until it is.
- Step 5: Once the pin is in position gently pull out the pencil
This is one of the best methods for fixing a bent pin on an Intel LGA socket. If it works for you let us know by commenting below!