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Old 08-24-2004, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy (Urgent) PLZ HELP! The unbelievable has happened!

I just bought the AMD Athlon FX-53 and I am well aware that it has 939 pins. But the retailer I bought it from absolutely insured me that it is compatible with the Socket A motherboard.

So when I got home, I tried to mount the CPU onto the motherboard. No matter which position I placed it in, it would not go in. So finaly, once I knew that the two corners (arrow) matched, I GENTLY tapped the top of the CPU with a hammer. After several taps, the CPU fell into place, but I was unable to lock the chip.

So I pulled it out, and unfortunatly EVERY pin was bent. So I took some vice grips and attempted to bend the pins back in place. Every pin that I straightend out fell off, leaving me with a pinless CPU.

I brought the CPU back to the retailer, with as many pins as I could find in a bag. They refused to take it. Now I am stuck with a pinless CPU, and a potentialy damaged motherboard.

Is there anything I can do? I am well aware that I cannot use a CPU that doesn't have pins. Is there anyway to replace them?

Thank you very much! I look forward to hearing your replies!
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like someone was a bit anxious to get it working, yet we all deal with pins bending but not all of them, and then ALL of them breaking and using a hammer and Vice grips of course the store won't take that back. Mext time use a paper clip or something like that, it works nicely.

The only thing I can think of is you may have to buy a new one, they do not sell individual pins, that would be chaos.

Sorry that wasnt much help was it? Shouldnt have posted o well!
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You mean I have to throw away my $1255 chip that I haven't even used yet?
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Holy **** $1255, well no dont throw that away, call support for the chip and tell them your problem nicely, you want them on your side.

Otherwise I dont know what to do, maybe some others might.
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I don't think they will be willing to help me considering the CPU received several blows from a hammer...
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You know, don't just give up, its worth a shot you never know.

But next time....dont use a hammer and vice grips!
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wow what aRealGenius . . . .

but where do you live if you paid $1250 for an fx-53? they're only worth $800, 850 max!

i would call amd and see if they can do something . . .
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I live in Canada.
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oh ok i see, with conversion its like $975, which is pretty ok
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WTF WERE YOU THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If your gonna buy a $800 CPU, you should ATLEAST know what socket it goes into And who was the idiot who told you it would fit into a friggin socket A

You hit the damn thing with a hammer!?!?!?!!?!?!?

This has to be a joke right? PLEASE tell me its a joke
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