Are my x16 pci-e slot pins bent ?

Hi . It is normal to have the pins from x16 pci-e slot like that? The first 3-4 are lower than the rest of pins (1mm lower) , than the rest of pins are upper , and then again the last 3-4 pins are lower than the rest (1mm lower). The installation process was ok , and the pc runs fine , but I dont know if this is normal or I bent the pins during process. I will put a link with the photo down . Thank you very much .
https://imgur.com/a/hSpOJ
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  1. Looks fine to me. If the card is funtioning properly, no BSOD's, and there are no temperature issues, then you are all good. You can always power off the PC, and remove the card to double check the slot, but im sure you will find it is perfectly fine. These cards only go in one way, and it would be quite difficult to bend that many contacts! Even if there was something in the slot, it would be obvious, as the card would not function correctly. It's also worth pointing out that the angle you are looking at the slot, is directly downwards, and light can bounce off the surface of the contacts, making them look as if they are sticking out - a kind of optical illusion if you will.
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    Looks fine to me. If the card is funtioning properly, no BSOD's, and there are no temperature issues, then you are all good. You can always power off the PC, and remove the card to double check the slot, but im sure you will find it is perfectly fine. These cards only go in one way, and it would be quite difficult to bend that many contacts! Even if there was something in the slot, it would be obvious, as the card would not function correctly. It's also worth pointing out that the angle you are looking at the slot, is directly downwards, and light can bounce off the surface of the contacts, making them look as if they are sticking out - a kind of optical illusion if you will.

    Im scared to pull of the gpu . I thought that the installer bent the pins because he forgot to connect one cable in the motherboard below gpu , and he moved the gpu up and down to connect that cable , I thought that he ,,bent" the pins or he damaged the pins from my gpu . One question , when you have the gpu into the slot , how are your pcie pins looking? Can you please make me a picture with flash ? Thank you so much .
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