I completely fucked the pins on a 200€ ITX mainboard. Immediately bought the exact board again and threw the other in the trash to destroy the evidence.
That remind me of another mistake I made that I tried to block from my memory. Not bent pins but I once forgot to apply the washers when installing the heatsink on the CPU. Worked fine for a few years then a friend gave me a cpu that was an very minor upgrade from the one inside but it was free so why not and I went to remove the heat sink. The skews had gone through the motherboards holes. Nothing I did could get those damm things out. I ended up getting so frustrated that I align a small skew driver under them and then banged it with a hammer and kept banging harder and harder till I finally did get them out. That motherboard never worked again. That free upgraded on a old computer ended up costing me over $100 for the replacement motherboard.Last edited by Cyran - on 26 June 2020