Question Repair for damaged CPU sockets?

jhsachs

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In my workplace I often see motherboards with bent CPU socket contacts that are being recycled... some of them rather expensive. My eyes are not the very newest model, so often I'm not sure how bad the damage is.

So, two questions.

Is there any safe way to find out whether one of these boards is functional?

If it's not, is there any practical way to repair it or get it repaired?
 
Fixing bent CPU pins (AMD) is annoying but very doable with patience.

Fixing bent sockets pins (intel) is frustratingly painstaking but doable.

Its pretty hard to test a mobo without a CPU, i suppose you can plug it in and make sure it gets power, but you won't know if it is actually working.

To fix bent socket pins you need very small pliers, or anything with a very small point. Then bend each pin back one by one until you think it might work.
 

jhsachs

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Thanks, that's the kind of information I want.

I can think of one more question: is this a "What the heck?" kind of thing to try, or does it have a downside... like risk of damage to the CPU?

The mobo's I'm speaking of are mostly or entirely Intel.
 

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