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I/O Plate removal troubles

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ftgml, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. ftgml

    ftgml Thread Starter

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    Finally got to actually building the PC's, I encountered a seemingly silly road block: The I/O plate on the Ultra ULT31584 steel midtower ATX case would not come off.

    The plate seems to be double layered and is very neatly made and sterdy. I do not want to use force for feal of bgreaking the back panel of the case. The support at Ultra knew nothing and said I should be able to push it out or had to cut it out.

    Any suggestions?

    The other case I have is a Raidmax XB whose I/O plate was flimzy and easy to come off after cut a few thin links. The problem for this one is that the Mobo's I/O plazte does not seem to stay firmly in place and is easy to com eoff by a ligh push. Will is be more stardy once the Mobo is installed?
     
  2. BG-0

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    If it doesn't come out easily, just break the one that came with the case. 99% of motherboard come with their own I/O plate, because they can't use the plate that comes with the case. Making the one coming with the case useless anyways.
     
  3. win2kpro

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    Are you sure the one that came installed in the chassis doesn't have 2 screws holding it in?

    If it doesn't have screws holding it in, I just take a small block of wood and put the wood on the I/O plate lip and tap it out with a plastic hammer.
     
  4. ftgml

    ftgml Thread Starter

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    Thank you both.
    I do not see any screws and, since it seems to be so sterdy, I am worrying about the possibility of damaging the case and make it impossible to put in the I/O plate from the Mobo maker.
    On Ultra's product box, it is labeled as Exchangeable ATX 2.01 Version I/O. This will suggest that it is easier to pop it out.
     
  5. win2kpro

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    I don't know what to tell you. Will the "knockouts" on the factory I/O plate align with the motherboard I/O connectors if you remove the "knockouts"?
     
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