Mac pro 2009 CPU Socket damage

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  1. Zangiamit91 macrumors newbie

    Zangiamit91

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    i have Mac Pro 2009 8 cores that i want to clean the pc and i take out the heatsink and put a new termal paste, i take out the processor and when i try to put the back i saw that some pins was damge -
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    the pc now dont startup , when im powered on i see and hear the fans and the hdd but no start sound and black screen.

    where can i get only the board for that mac?
     

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  2. rueyloon macrumors regular

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    If you have steady hands, you can use a sewing needle and a magnifying glass and bend them back. I bent a few pins when I was doing the upgrading myself and I had to bend them back. If you really need another board, I do have an extra one, so you can contact me through PM if you need it.
     
  3. Zangiamit91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Zangiamit91

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    i try, but in every turn on its sound the same and i dont see nothing in the screem. also i dont have any light near the cpu's or in the leds inside the mac board. i think the socket cant be fixed,,,,,,
     
  4. martyr macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same issue on my Mac Pro 4,1:

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    Any luck bending yours back?

    I never thought about using a sewing needly. Gonna give that a try at some point. For now, mine boots up but my RAM Slot 6 is not recognized. Maybe because these bent pins are responsible for it? Not sure...
     
  5. tsialex, Oct 10, 2018
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    tsialex macrumors 68020

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    If you have a steady hand and lots of patience, you can un-bent your pins. I did this various times with diverse motherboards, I use a magnifying glass with light plus tweezers and my old and trusty 0.7mm Pentel mechanical pencil (it's the best, since I can use the tip of the pin inside of the tip channel of the Pentel to un-bent the pin).

    Yours seems easy, I un-bented worse, just be very patient. Do this early in the morning, after a good night of sleep, don't try this tired and at night.
     
  6. mgmtm3 macrumors member

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    I had to do this when I accidentally dropped the processor I was taking out and it bounced all over the motherboard. Everything looks great until I realized two pins were smashed down on the socket. I thought I was completely screwed but I sat down and settled myself for a while and then went to work trying to bend the pins back. Using a magnifying glass and a tweezer I was able to get it looking just about perfect. Make sure to check from all angles to ensure that the pin is uniform at all angles including height. It was extremely nerve racking, be very careful as the pins could snap with too much pressure. I found that gradually lifting from slight pressure worked the best. Be prepared for this to take 30 minutes to an hour and stop and take a 5 minute break whenever you feel anxious, you feel like you want to hurry, or you start getting sweaty hands. Since performing this operation it has been working great for almost a year now with no issues. You got pretty lucky as it doesn't look too bad to bend them back. You got this!
     
  7. martyr macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, thanks for the support guys. I'll take a crack at this after purchasing a magnifying glass and that mechanical pencil. I've watched YouTube videos on bending other pins back and they have it easy. These one's are a little tougher because they're not straight up vertical. They come up and bend at about a 45 degree angle. Very odd indeed. But I'll give it a go and report back. Maybe record a vid of the process for others, too...
     
  8. tsialex macrumors 68020

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    It's not easy, but with patience, good light, good tweezers and the Pentel 0.7mm you can straighten your pins. I have a 0,5mm too, that I sometimes use when I don't want so much of the pin inside of the tip of the mechanical pencil.

    The most important thing is patience.
     

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