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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

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a c 435 V Motherboard
December 25, 2012 7:48:54 PM

Remove the padding; it's probably for protection during shipping.
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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.
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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.
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