I/O Shield Tags: Motherboards Computer Last response: December 25, 2012 10:11 PM in Motherboards Share Tubolard December 25, 2012 6:42:12 PM So I'm putting my new computer together and I couldnt get the motherboard to line up with the stand-offs because of the padding on my I/O Shield. I decided to rip the stuff off because I didn't think I needed it on there but after I got it off it became clear that it wasn't made to be ripped off. So can I run my computer with the I/O shield if I took the padding off it? The motherboard is an Asus P8Z77-VPRO and it was a really thick anti-static padding More about : shield | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Tubolard Register or log in to remove o1die Motherboard Master December 25, 2012 7:48:54 PM Remove the padding; it's probably for protection during shipping. | Report abuse Reply to o1die Tubolard December 25, 2012 8:02:46 PM o1die said:Remove the padding; it's probably for protection during shipping. It wasn't for shipping protection it was supposed to be an anti-static cushion which apparently Asus has on many of the i/o shields with their new motherboards. This video shows one with the cushioning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9lfou1NJ1Y I ripped it off but now I just want to know if it puts me at risk of shorting my motherboard since it's just a metal shield now. | Report abuse Reply to Tubolard o1die Motherboard Master December 25, 2012 10:11:24 PM No. If you have removed any excess metal after bending the tangs to open the ports on the shield, then you should be fine. Boards have worked fine without the padding for a long time. | Report abuse Reply to o1die Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>I/O Shield> Related ressources: ForumI/O Shield does not fit in Case ForumI/o shield doesn't "snap into place" ForumNeed a new IO shield ForumCant find i/o shield for 939sli32-esata2! ForumIstalling I/O shield . ForumMsi x58 platinum backplate i/o shield ForumAsus p8z77-v motherboard rear i/o panel shield ForumI/O shield Forum[SOLVED]Motherboard I/O shield problem ForumWill the I/O Shield on this case Get out? ForumMotherboard not connecting to the IO Shield ForumCan my computer survive without an I/O Shield ? ForumI/O shield tabs lost on motherboard ForumPossible I/O Shield short ForumMotherboard IO shield ForumCooler Mr Elite 430 I/O Shield ForumPC case I/O shield dimensions?! ForumAsus Board wont sit with i/o shield ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumMotherboard not connecting to the IO Shield More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !