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#1 +riahc3

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:29

Hello,

This is one of the dumbest questions Im going to ask but I dont remember...

The back of the I/O shield has pins sticking out. I dont remember if I should open them up, close them up or just break them off. They are suppose to "stick" to the motherboard but Ive opened them wide and they still dont.

What should I do? Im about to break them off because its taking way too much time...

Thank you

Best Answer +zhiVago , 05 December 2013 - 16:17

There's no such a thing as a stupid question.

 

Please don't hesitate to ask :)

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#2 Xahid

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:35

if you don't open them, how do you suppose to use the i/o connections ?

they should be open to the outer side, here is quick picture to understand.

 

case-shield.jpg



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:38

Hello,

if you don't open them, how do you suppose to use the i/o connections ?
they should be open to the motherboard side, here is quick picture to understand.
 
moboinstall1.jpg

Problem is when I open them, 2 USB blocks "distrub" each other, so to speak.....

I think I opened it on my Asus and it worked. But on this MSI its hell...

#4 Xahid

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:42

I just edited I thought you were talking about other metallic plate,

But I/O that I/O shield, you can cut the disturbing parts.



#5 OP +riahc3

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:47

Hello,

These are the pins and shield:


IMG_20131205_134553.jpg

Can I cut these off?

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:51

Hello,

I know the picture is horrrible but you can see the pins near te audio jacks....

#7 AR556

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:55

Hello,
Problem is when I open them, 2 USB blocks "distrub" each other, so to speak.....

I think I opened it on my Asus and it worked. But on this MSI its hell...

What do you mean by "disturb"?

 

What is the point of those metal tabs touching the I/Os anyway? Are they for stabilization? They do make motherboard insertion a pain sometimes.

 

LOL! That pic of yours is about as high quality as a typical UFO pic.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:00

Hello,

What do you mean by "disturb"?
 
What is the point of those metal tabs touching the I/Os anyway? Are they for stabilization? They do make motherboard insertion a pain sometimes.
 
LOL! That pic of yours is about as high quality as a typical UFO pic.

Well, one tab is suppose to be between the 2 USB blocks but the other tab on the other block, blocks it....hard to describe.

Can I snap (most) of them off?

#9 Xahid

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:02

Hello,

I know the picture is horrrible but you can see the pins near te audio jacks....

 

Yes, of course, you can  cut them off, they are not necessarily to be there (IMO)



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:08

It was my understanding that it was part of grounding the case from the motherboard.



#11 Liana

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:08

If they are interfering with your USB ports or causing problems with inserting your motherboard properly, you can break them off. It's really not a big deal. :)



#12 Liana

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:12

It was my understanding that it was part of grounding the case from the motherboard.

It's there to support the motherboard and provide stability when connecting and disconnecting peripherals.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:27

Post #3 shows where the contacts properly go. They're supposed to touch the I/O port shields. I wouldn't break them off as they provide grounding.

If they're facing outward you've put the shield in backwards. :p

#14 Neu B

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:28

It's for grounding. You need to leave them on.



#15 vcfan

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:54

if you cut the tabs and don't properly ground your mobo, one day while you're plugging in a usb cable, static electricity is going to fry your board.