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Question about MB connector plates

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dominym, Aug 7, 2009.

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  1. Dominym

    Dominym Thread Starter

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    Stupid question, but do you just snap off the little bendy parts?
     
  2. BG-0

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    Connector plate? Uhm. From where? The expansion card slot protector plates of the case, the included I/O plate of the case, or what?
     
  3. Frank4d

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    If you are referring to the I/O shield plate, no. They are intended to be bent upward, but only enough so they still touch the metal parts of the LAN, sound, etc connector assemblies.
     
  4. BG-0

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    If you're talking about the motherboard tray, in the title, then the little bendy parts are probably the expansion card slot covers (thin, pretty long), and they don't need to be removed, and shouldn't, only when you're adding a card into the slot that one covers. They protect you from dust, and are not in the way of anything.
     
  5. loserOlimbs

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    Are you talking about these expansion slots?
    If so you can remove them when you add a card, some you can screw off, and re-add later. Other need to be bent out.
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  6. Dominym

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    Yes! That plate. The top one you circled, anyway. It has those little bendy parts and I wasn't sure if I should just snap them off or not. I figured bending them out of the way would be good, too.
     
  7. win2kpro

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    The "little bendy parts" you speak of are "sping tangs" or "spring tabs". They are designed to provide grounding by contact to the I/O output housings from the chassis. They should not need to be bent or broken off if you installation is correct. They should just be in contact with the I/O housings.
     
  8. Dominym

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    I finally got it in. I did bend a few, though. Darn MB just didn't want to get in there!
     
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