I would have put this in a motherboard section but there doesn't seem to be one?
Basically the problem is that I have an Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard which I bought brand new from Ebuyer. It arrived with bent pins on CPU socket but having searched on google, 90% of the time the reseller and manufacturer try to say this is user damage so I tried to install the CPU anyway. To my horror the pins fell out!! I contacted Ebuyer and they said they would have swopped it out before I put the cpu in (probably not likely) but not after. Obviously honesty doesn't pay! So I contacted the manufacturer to be told I wasn't getting any warranty etc. I said I would pay them to repair the board and they said that they cannot repair the board and I should find a local PC repair center. There is no support for motherboard in the UK. I either have to call America or use the RMA page which takes 2 days for each reply. I only bought the board becuase it was Hexus recommended and now I find the manufacturer offers little or no support.
Rather than having an £150 paper weight, can anyone advise on who can repair an LGA1155 socket or have I lost my money?
Thanks for reading.