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Re: Bent CPU Pins
Never use a credit card as the magnitic strip may damage the cpu.
These cpu's are fare too easy to damage. You would be better off replacing the cpu and not removing it if you are un-aware of the outcome.
Cpu's can be picked up almost anywhere, cheap.
Line them up in the light. Pins should be evenly spaced in BOTH directions. Look at the pins at eye level and try to line them up straight very carefully, using tweezers gently nudging individual pins. Those pins are VERY fragile and if you bend them too much they'll break. Try to very gently slightly wiggle the CPU into the motherboard without pushing down. Make sure it is lined up with the orientation marker before trying this. Good luck!
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The repair shop, probably will charge more then a new camera, even newer than yours will cost. In my young years I had to learn to adjust relay contacts, and that was not easy, if you want them to survive all. I won't say it is impossible, but it would be a nasty job.
If it is only one pin you have bent, you could try to use one or two little knives or other small and flat tools, and coming from a different side, you could try to come on the pin. If they are not bent that much, you could try to use an old and defect CF card,
Use a little saw, to saw from top to bottom so you are left with a pice with just a few rows of contact holes. you could try to place the piece of the old memory card on a few pins endif they fit, careful press the part of the card down. Or if the pins are bent a lot. shift the part over the pins and try to bent them straight.
I don't know how far the pins are bent, but just try something, without opening the camera.
Are you are talking about the CPU? If so, try tweezers and a lighted magnifying glass. I was able to fix a P4 CPU with a few bent pins that way. You may be able to fix yours. It requires a lot of patience. Good luck!
Wait if there just bent you can very gentily bend them back with your fingernails. the gentil put it in the Mother board socket slowly if you do it right you can use the socket to re align the pins. make sure you align up the gold arrow on the processor the the arrow on near the corner of the socket. If you have a little of patience you'll be all right. I've done that too along time ago.
assuming you have a VGA monitor, disconnect the video cable and inspect the pins. Check to make sure that the pins are not bent/crushed or missing (there should be 15 pins in 3 rows). You may need to look at both sides of the cable. If they are crushed/bent, replace the cable if possible. If not possible (because your cable is hard wired to the monitor), try VERY GENTLY to straighten the pins
Lift up the cpu slot load plate (which covers the pins and also locks the cpu in place) and install the processor slowly, vertically and carefully into the socket without bending any of the tiny pins in the motherboard socket. Lock the load plate.
The advent of the LGA 775 form factor moved the tiny pins from the CPU
to the motherboard socket. Great for Intel, not so great for
motherboard manufacturers. Now bent pins are the responsibility of the
board makers. Customers with bent pin problems are no longer contacting
If it will not read ANY type of flash media it would suggest the reader or main board is faulty.
If it reads some type but not others, look down into the card slots with a torch and check to see if any of the pins are bent over. This is a common fault most notably encountered when the machine fails to read CF type cards. You will see two rows of pins in the slot. Chances are one of the pins is bent or been pushed inwards. If you are REALLY steady with your hands you can use a very small (jewelers) screwdriver to straighten the pin. If the pin has receded, it almost impossible to fix it.
Is this on a notebook or on your regular PC?The answer will determine what the solution is.
You can first check to see if the little pins on the plug are all straight and none are bent or broken. If one of he pins is bent then you can try gently straighten it (unplug the monitor from the wall first) If any of the pins are broken then either the cable needs to be replaced or the monior has to be replaced.
Just in case your pins are only bent you can straighten them out as long as you are careful. Take a mechanical pencil without lead (.5 works ok but .7 may be easier to use) and ground it by touching it to your power supply. Then work the CPU pin slowly into the pencil and slowly bend the pin up. If you?re patient and careful you can usually straighten out any pins that have been bent.
You didn?t stat which version motherboard you had. On the P4VMM2 (V1.3) motherboard the manual states that the motherboard will automatically determine the CPU clock and system buss frequency and makes the appropriate changes. The manuals only references a front-side buss limitation of 400 MHz, however, a FAQ from the manufactures support site says the V1.x motherboard?s CPU is limited as follows:
- Pentium 4 400Mhz FSB (256K/512K L2 cache) CPU ? 2.6GHz
- Celeron 400Mhz FSB (128K L2 cache) CPU ? 2.6GHz
I would stick with the FAQ recommendations if you have to purchase a new processor, that or contact the support line to verify. Make sure you point out the FAQ on their site since they will probably just refer you to the manuals specs.
P4VMM@v1.x CPU FAQ:
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