Replacing a Damaged CPU Socket on an LGA1150 Mini-ITX Motherboard. In this video, I go over the process of replacing a damaged LGA1150 CPU socket on a Gigabyte Z97 Mini-ITX motherboard, which I got off eBay for only $50. I initially thought it would just be a simple case of straightening out some bent pins in the socket, but it turned out that one of the pins was completely broken, causing the board not to POST. After replacing the socket with one I got for $5 from Aliexpress, the board began working perfectly!
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