[kwlug-disc] OT: Hardware question (hypothetical)

john at netdirect.ca john at netdirect.ca
Tue Aug 25 08:54:43 EDT 2009

Which CPUs have pins now? All the ones I see now are solder balls. The cpu sockets have somthing like pins. They can be easily damaged by running a finger over them. 

I've straigthened pins on ols CPUs before. I used a knife edge and very carefully pushed tham back into place. In my case there was one or two. 

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Subject: [kwlug-disc] OT: Hardware question (hypothetical)

If a 'friend of mine' pulled a homer simpson and bent some pins on a 
cpu, is it toast?  or are there reasonable methods to straighten the 
pins on a cpu to get it back to working condition?

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