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Motheboard I/O panel does not fit. Had to push down the motherboard. Something to worry about?

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April 1, 2014 12:12:20 AM

Hello. When I built my computer and where going to start it for the first time. The ps/2 connection to my keyboard would not fit correctly. I pushed on the motherboard a little bit so that the connection could fit correctly (I did not have to push hard at all. It was only the plastic handle that would not fit). And I let it sit there over the night. The next day I unplugged it and when I was going to plug it in again I noticed that I did not had to push the motherboard in order for it to work correctly (But the plastic handle still would not fit, so the motherboard had not been bent). I only wonder if when I pushed it and bent it that little there. Could anything have happened to my motherboard? I have not experienced any problems I just want to know if my motherboard could have taken any damage from it. I do not think so since the computer works fine and that it had not been bent (when I bent it the first time that it did not stay bent after I removed the connection).

Any answers will be appreciated.
a c 416 V Motherboard
April 1, 2014 7:46:41 AM

As long as bending the MB down didn't crack a solder trace on the board, you should be OK. But I would be concerned as to why you had to do that in the first place.
Is there something under the MB holding it up? Did you install an unneeded standoff that may be shorting the back of the board? Is there any grounding tabs on the I/O plate sticking in one of the rear ports?
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April 1, 2014 10:15:07 AM

No, where to put the standoffs was listed on the case and no grounding pins are sticking into the ports. And I can't remember having amything under the MB while installing it... I should not even worry in the first place since it works fine while gaming and doing other tasks. I am just a little bit paranoid.
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a c 416 V Motherboard
April 1, 2014 11:30:16 AM

It's just that not all MBs use the full allotment of 9 standoffs (ATX) or 6 standoffs (mATX), and some folks will mistakenly install all the standoffs w/o looking at the actual number of mtg. holes the board has. As a result, an extra standoff can be behind the board doing damage over time. But if you're satisfied, so be it.
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April 1, 2014 9:56:09 PM

clutchc said:
It's just that not all MBs use the full allotment of 9 standoffs (ATX) or 6 standoffs (mATX), and some folks will mistakenly install all the standoffs w/o looking at the actual number of mtg. holes the board has. As a result, an extra standoff can be behind the board doing damage over time. But if you're satisfied, so be it.


Oh, I did not know that. Thank you for the information! I am sorry if I sounded rude. I will look into it after school!

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a c 416 V Motherboard
April 2, 2014 7:59:50 AM

jawid97 said:
clutchc said:
It's just that not all MBs use the full allotment of 9 standoffs (ATX) or 6 standoffs (mATX), and some folks will mistakenly install all the standoffs w/o looking at the actual number of mtg. holes the board has. As a result, an extra standoff can be behind the board doing damage over time. But if you're satisfied, so be it.


Oh, I did not know that. Thank you for the information! I am sorry if I sounded rude. I will look into it after school!


Not a problem. Hope you find all to your satisfaction.
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April 3, 2014 10:25:24 AM

clutchc said:
jawid97 said:
clutchc said:
It's just that not all MBs use the full allotment of 9 standoffs (ATX) or 6 standoffs (mATX), and some folks will mistakenly install all the standoffs w/o looking at the actual number of mtg. holes the board has. As a result, an extra standoff can be behind the board doing damage over time. But if you're satisfied, so be it.


Oh, I did not know that. Thank you for the information! I am sorry if I sounded rude. I will look into it after school!


Not a problem. Hope you find all to your satisfaction.


I now found the problem! Two standoffs are guides that are a little bir longer wich I did not know when I built the computer. And one of those guides I had placed in the top left corner and it had not gone trough the hole correctly. So I fixed it yesterday and the I/O panel now fits better! Thank you for sharing the knowledge so that I could find the real problem! Than you very much!
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a c 416 V Motherboard
April 3, 2014 10:56:28 AM

Great! Now you can not worry and more. That's one of the most common installation mistakes first-time builders make. Either adding an unused stand off or not noticing the wrong standoffs. Either way, you gained some knowledge and are now ready for the next build ;-)
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