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Maximus IV Extreme-Z Pin repair

ClawHammer
Level 7
I have a Maximus IV Extreme-Z (z68) with some mis-alligned (bent as you will) where should I go to get these bent back in to place, I don't know if i'm comfortable enough to do this myself..
Clearly the price of the board isn't worth sending in for a repair to be charged $150 to do so..

any tips/help would be great!!
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Nate152
Moderator
Hey ClawHammer

How many pins look bent? If there are only a couple you could try straightening them with a small thin blade pocket knife or a toothpick. I've seen people here straighten pins with success. Light, a good eye and a steady hand are a must when doing this. Be careful not to damage any other pins. If there are only a couple, take your time and try it. Inspect them with a magnifying glass.

If you don't feel comfortable doing it, you can see if a pc shop or a jeweler can straighten them for you.