I’m not going to miss this “I’ve bent a PIN” problem.

bent pinThis, pictured right, landed across my desk today.

The end user told me “I’ve bent a drive pin, can you fix it.”

‘Maybe’

The problem with trying to fix this kind of problem, is that one of two things can go wrong:

  1. the male pin snaps off as you try and straighten it, or
  2. the male pin breaks off, inside the (female) plug.
    And the end user doesn’t thank you for it, if it does break.  “That had a business report on it, with a critical deadline … “

Today, the God of Technology was with me, and neither 1 or 2 happened.  I sent the end user away with some terse words.

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