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

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!

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I'd leave the screw out and insulate that hole from the motherboard with a piece of electrical tape.
  4. 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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