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Windows 7: Fixed a dead Asus desktop (bent CPU pin)

27 Oct 2016   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Fixed a dead Asus desktop (bent CPU pin)

I have a friend who gave his computer to his daughter and moved it into her room. He plugged everything in and nothing would appear on the monitor. After trying a couple of things, he gave it to me to look at. I eventually pulled the CPU fan to reseat the CPU and noticed that it looked "off". Pulled the CPU and that's when I saw the bent pin. Carefully straightened the pin, reinstalled it and put new thermal paste. The computer booted no problem.

Would moving a computer from one room to another cause the CPU to partially come out? It's a stock cooler so it's not like there was a lot of weight.

The desktop is an Asus M11BB (AMD FM2 processor).


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27 Oct 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I guess it is possible if it were mishandled during the move. Lucky it was only one pin.
I must say, I have never heard of that happening, though.
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27 Oct 2016   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I would say that it was bent since it was first installed. The movement just made it loose contact.
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27 Oct 2016   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I would say that it was bent since it was first installed. The movement just made it loose contact.
that would be my guess too
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