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Screwed the motherboard to case without standoffs, need advice.

Hi,
This is the first time i'm building my new system
below is the configuration:

cooler master extreme plus 460W psu
Intel Dh67cl Motherboard
Intel 3.3 Ghz core i5 2500K
Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s
Hp Dvd1260i CD/Dvd Burner
Crosair 4GB 1333 DDR3 RAM

Unknowingly, I screwed the motherboard directly to the case without using standoffs. However, since it was hard to put screws into all the holes, i didn't attemt to screw all the holes. (no physical damage to mobo).

When I power on the system, smps fan doesn't start. mobo light is on. no beeps. Rear panel fan also doesn't start.

This is a new system.

is there a chance that I've shorted the mobo or any chances of damage to mobo ?

Thanks
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  2. possibly.

    remove the mobo immediately.

    check for damage on the underside (bent pins, blacked areas from short circuits, etc)

    put in your standoffs

    If there is no obvious damage, but the motherboard back and see if it works
  3. ScrewySqrl said:
    possibly.

    remove the mobo immediately.

    check for damage on the underside (bent pins, blacked areas from short circuits, etc)

    put in your standoffs

    If there is no obvious damage, but the motherboard back and see if it works



    Hi,
    Thanks for the adv.

    I put in the stand-offs, re-installed all the cables and ....VOLA... !!
    It came to life...
    :)
    Thanks again
  4. Best answer
    An electrical short in a computer only very very rarely damages the hardware. Almost always, you just fix the short and everything is happy.
  5. Best answer selected by ddrajyaguru.
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