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    Exclamation I/O shield won't fit case HELP!

    My I/O shield for my mobo is about 1/4mm too wide for the space in my case. The mobo fits fine and aligns with the screwholes, just the shield doesn't.

    Also, what are studs/spacers, and where do I buy them? I thought Gigabyte would have supplied holders for the screws?

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    Default Re: I/O shield won't fit case HELP!

    Spacers go between the mobo and case. So, it wont short

    If its brand new (and none came with it), go back to the shop and ask for them (spacers). Likewise for the I/O panel. If that doesnt fit take the mobo back, get another

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    What case do you have?

    When you say 1/4mm you mean 0.25mm right? that's very tiny.. It'll fit in there if you just push it hard, sometimes they can be a bit tight

    As for motherboard standoffs - the case should come with them, not the motherboard.
    Each case is a different design so the standoffs have to be made to fit it.
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    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...11632_div.HTML

    The Convertible Minitower one. Everything fits except that dratted I/O shield.

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    Default Re: I/O shield won't fit case HELP!

    The opening for the Cover plate should be 44mm wide x 160mm in height.

    Thats from a case of the same make.

    Just measured a standard cover plate and its the same measurements - as Agent_24 said they are tight.

    This may sound silly or I not trying to be smart, but you are putting it in correctly ??? (seen many problems where people have tried to install them incorrectly)

    With the mother board out - it pops in from the inside, the cover plate will have a lip - that goes in the hole, there is a edging of about 3 mm all the way around that stops it falling right through - some you do have to push quite hard, but it should snap into place. See bottom two pictures

    Just be careful as the edges can be very sharp, and its easy to slice open your finger ( thats going from experience) then theres all sorts of (%^>{??&@ words followed by blood.
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    Default Re: I/O shield won't fit case HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by darthcarnate View Post
    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...11632_div.HTML

    The Convertible Minitower one. Everything fits except that dratted I/O shield.
    Are you using an old case from an old HP computer and upgrading the motherboard etc?

    Sometimes HP and others design cases and the rest of the hardware etc specific to that model of PC. Sometimes there will be small differences.

    The motherboard standoffs may cause problems (you may not have enough of them etc) or they may only be in the right positions for the original board and are unmovable.

    Make sure you are not shorting anything out with any old standoffs! You will likely ruin your board if you power it on.

    However, the I/O Shield should fit. Interestingly the last PC I built had an I/O shield a lot tighter than most I've come across.

    Provided there's no weird bits sticking out from the hole in the case, and you are doing it the correct way then it should fit.

    Your I/O shield will probably have a bunch of nodules around the edges (just under the edge of the razor-sharp part) Apply firm pressure in the areas where these are, and it should pop right in....

    Either way, the instructions provided on the link that Wainuitech posted should make it all make sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Just be careful as the edges can be very sharp, and its easy to slice open your finger ( thats going from experience) then theres all sorts of (%^>{??&@ words followed by blood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post


    Don't you know you haven't built it properly until you have anointed it with your life fluids............
    Its not the blood that worries me - Ever try plugging in the front headers and other small connectors when you have plasters all over your fingers - bit like building a PC wearing boxing gloves
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Its not the blood that worries me - Ever try plugging in the front headers and other small connectors when you have plasters all over your fingers - bit like building a PC wearing boxing gloves
    Yes.
    But imagine excessive bleeding - and you short it out........
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    Default Re: I/O shield won't fit case HELP!

    Or when you're building one for someone else and you leave trails of blood all over the PCI slots
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