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Bent pins on fan

By favoritepsalm1
Sep 6, 2008
  1. some pins on my fan on my desktop got bent as I tried to re-seat it, and now it won't power up. will straightening the pins be enough, or so I need to get a new fan
  2. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942


    Fans don't have pins. Maybe you should elaborate.

    If you are referring to your processor, so long as none of the pins are broken, and you can carefully bend them back into position, you'll likely be ok. I've rescued hundreds of CPUs this way.
  3. favoritepsalm1

    favoritepsalm1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, if the processor resides under the fan, then that's what it is. no pins are broken yet, so hopefully I can bend them back. would this keep the computer from even power on? I get an amber light on the front, and the cd light lights up. the keyboard lights flash, but the fan doesn't start running.
  4. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    A computer cannot function without a processor.
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