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iammykyl

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Received reply from shop stating,

"Your RA 6069 for Gigabyte motherboard has been refused warranty, because of physical damage."
It came back from vendor, since the CPU Socket pins were bend.

I am now pursuing the matter as the computer ran for 4 months without problems, and I don't think it would have with bent CPU socket pins.

Do you think I will flogging a dead horse?
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Its highly unlikely that the computer would run at all
let alone last 4 months if it had bent pins, it sounds like
they are trying it on, was the plastic socket protector
in place when you returned the board as most manufacturers
& suppliers insist on it, if it was stand your ground they
could have damaged it when/if they tested it.
Good luck with it anyway.
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Looks like I have to buy a new board. There is one slightly bent pin, so regardless of how it was damaged, the warranty is null and void.

Will get the same model hoping I can rebuild and not have to reinstall the OS, programs and files, also prevent any OEM issues.

I suppose I could have bent it without knowing. WARNING to all, inspect that board very carefully if claiming under a warranty.
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Sorry to hear the bad news about your board, but all may not be lost yet.
As there is only one slightly bent pin it is possible to straighten it,
what you will need is a mechanical pencil (empty the lead) a magnifying
glass, a steady hand + plenty of light.
Identify the bent pin, press the button in on the mechanical pencil, then
slide it over the bent pin & move it up & down to straighten it.
When the pin is as straight as you can get it align the cpu in the correct
orientation & drop it in to place & let it find its own seating, put some
finger pressure on the cpu & move the locking arm to about half way, you may
need to do this a couple of times until you are happy.
I may not have suggested this had you not said you were looking to purchase
a new MB, as if you are not very careful or are heavy handed you can snap
the pin off & this would be disastrous if the pin snapped off inside the
cpu.
Good luck & if you do decide to straighten the pin please take your time.
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Been a couple of hiups picking up the board but will do so Monday. Will attempt to straighten the pin but not hopeful of the board running as I do not thin that was the problem.

Looking for a replacement EP45 board. no such luck unless I want to spend $200 plus.
Will also need DDR3 ram. winge, winge,

Shame Geeks does not have a sale forum so I could get rid of my good DDR2.
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Thanks for the update, at least now you have got the chance to
test everything outside of the case, better access to things.
Try to find a decent sized piece of cardboard to place the MB on
whilst you are working on it.
Post back when you are ready or if you require any assistance.
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Gday.

Would you believe, The Mobo has gone missing!! While I wait for it to be found, or get some sort of compensation I have bought a GA-EP41T-UD3L, 4GB DDR3 RAM. Also fitting a Aywun R1-V8 heat sink and fan but, can only instill with the fan blowing up as the clamping clips will not go past the G41 X ICH7 block.

Q. Can a magnetic screwdriver effect components on the Mobo?
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That MB must be cursed or something!
There are mixed opinions on using magnetic screwdrivers, with a lot of
what Ive read mainly having concerns about the HDD, but even then only if
there is prolonged contact between the two.
http://www.tomshardw...ic-screw-driver
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Hi All.

That board has disapeared into the cloud but the shop has come to the party with some parts so am reasonable happy. Would have liked to poked about with the board to see if I could find out what was wrong.

Finished the new build and am mostly pleased with the results. Started a new topic.

http://www.geekstogo...u-installation/

Thank you for your help.
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