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Broken pins!


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Unklwok

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Okay, so I recently received a Pentium4 3.0ghz (hyperthreading) from a friend.

It had some bent pins, I managed to undo that, but, there is one pin that is snapped off.

Question is; Will it work with this pin missing?

And if not, is it possible to replace the pin with another from an older penitum.
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I'm afraid your outta luck on this one. short of having the factory repair it (if they even can), that broken pin is the death of that cpu.
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Aww man :tazz:


Well, i belive it has a 3 year warenty.

I hope so. ;)
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you can go ahead and have your friend try and enact the warranty but it is a long shot. I know that when I worked for a PC manufacturer that something along the lines of pins breaking (unless in the first 30 days) would not be considered from normal use and not covered
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Well, thing is. Im Trying to get it through Intel...

Who has horrid customer service, they sent me an e-mail. Full of broken links.


So if I cant get ahold of them, we might just try replacing the pin. :-\
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Well, Good news for me :tazz:


my friend cut off a piece of wire.. we placed it into the slot on the motherboard, corisponding to the broken pin.

Plugged everything in, and bam New p4 for me ;)
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well done
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impressive
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