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Motherboard slightly warped, doesn't lay against one screw hole.

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January 7, 2011 9:36:15 PM


I have a BIOSTAR G31D-M7 motherboard that i'm putting in an APEX case. The case has raised holes so you don't need to use standoffs (also it didn't come with any).

When I set the motherboard in, the screw in one of the corner holes won't reach the hole underneath. It seems that the motherboard is slightly warped, or the case is. Should I leave this screw out, or push it in a little bit and force it in?

Thanks for any advice!

-Kraig
a c 1163 V Motherboard
January 7, 2011 9:51:10 PM

It should be alright either way. I would try pushing it in and see how much force is needed if much I would just leave the screw out.
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January 7, 2011 9:55:06 PM

You'll be just fine, just screw the board in there, be gentle though.

My Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 sat unused in the box for 2 years, under no less than 10, yes 10 heavy books. It was more than slightly warped. I took a huge risk and bought all components i needed to complete it once I could FINALLY afford to. And guess what, 7 months later it is still working flawlessly as a gaming rig.

Hope you have the same luck.
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a c 156 V Motherboard
January 7, 2011 11:19:28 PM

I'd leave the screw out and insulate that hole from the motherboard with a piece of electrical tape.
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a c 227 V Motherboard
January 7, 2011 11:50:04 PM

The bottom line is, you can safely put a screw in the offending hole and gently/slowly tighten it down. Before doing so, I would recommend you loosen the screws nearest it, slightly, to help with any minor shifting that may take place. Take it slow and easy and you'll be fine.

I am a firm believer in securing all things as they were intended. Screws go where screws go and connectors are always firmly connected (like video cables, etc).

Good luck!
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