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icow
01-09-2010, 05:39 PM
I'm trying to install the motherboard (pictured) into the case (pictured) however the motherboard is already mounted onto a metal plate. I have removed the only screw holding it to the plate but won't come free. Any ideas?

BTW photo 3 is underside of motherboard (metal plate).

pctek
01-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Flip the board over and check -you sure there isn't more screws?
How about the CPU cooler - not one of those that screw into the base?

Looks like a screw at the top of the picture.......

icow
01-09-2010, 06:05 PM
If you mean in the third picture, those are the pin things holding the heatsink to the motherboard they're not attached to the metal plate.

If you mean picture one thats were a screw was (I took it out).

SolMiester
01-09-2010, 06:22 PM
Looks like it has a daughter board that connects on the side with PCI risers?
At any rate, you have obviously missed a screw, or the stand offs have stuck at each end, will it not pry apart?

icow
01-09-2010, 06:24 PM
http://www.the620guy.com/Images/ebay/2010-06-29/3%20-%20Dell%20GX260%20SFF%20P4%201-8GHz%200T606%202.JPG

This is a better picture. Note: zoom in on the bottom right hand corner of the motherboard and there is a clip labeled (GNDCLP1) which has a piece of metal from the bottom plate sticking up into the middle of it.

SoniKalien
01-09-2010, 06:30 PM
Maybe the mobo is designed for a specific case?

icow
01-09-2010, 06:34 PM
Maybe the mobo is designed for a specific case?

Did a google search for pics and some showed the mobo without the metal base. Case specific or not you should still be able to remove the plate.

SoniKalien
01-09-2010, 06:35 PM
It looks like it might slide off sideways

icow
01-09-2010, 06:37 PM
Thats what I thought (see pic below for metal clips that overlap on the side) but it doesn't want to.

SoniKalien
01-09-2010, 06:39 PM
Try yelling at it :)

icow
01-09-2010, 06:42 PM
:angry nope, didn't work...

SoniKalien
01-09-2010, 06:48 PM
what about a little encouragement.. with a sledge hammer? :p

icow
01-09-2010, 08:35 PM
:lol:

rumpty
01-09-2010, 08:52 PM
There may be some heat conducting slabs between the board and the metal plate. They can stick very firmly.