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 o1die a c 435 V Motherboard December 25, 2012 7:48:54 PM Remove the padding; it's probably for protection during shipping. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer o1die a c 435 V Motherboard 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI/O shield conundrum Forum SolvedIs the I/O Shield needed? Forum SolvedI/O Shield trouble Forum SolvedIO Shield Left In RMA Case... Forum SolvedI/O Shield question Forum Solvedlooking for an I/O shield backplate for a Intel DP45SG Forum Solvedio shield for GA-Z87X-D3H Forum SolvedMSI Z97 I/O shield foam?? Forum SolvedMOBO IO Shield Forum SolvedMotherboard 1 standoff on the corner not aligning. (IO shield issue) Forum SolvedWhat should I do with the sticking out I/O shield tabs? Forum SolvedAsus Maximus VI Formula IO shield Forum SolvedWhere can i buy a I/O Shield for an Asus M5A97 R2.0 Forum SolvedI/O shield problem - need opinions Forum SolvedI/O Q shield installation help Forum SolvedNeed help finding a matching i/o shield (Picture) Forum Solvedio shield and lining up Forum SolvedHelp my I/O shield doesn't fit in my case Forum Solvedasus p8z77vlx I/O shield Forum SolvedIO shield defective? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !