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inserting a mobo into the case need help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mitzs, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Mitzs
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    The case is not flat and it has these metal bumps I guess you would call them for the mb to sit on and screw down into. If I use the spacers underneath the board the ports are to high up to fit out the back of the computer. I read both the manuals for the chassis and the mobo and neither say anything about spacers. Just to screw the board down. Mary says I can't do this though, because it will short the board out. Anyone have any ideas? The only way I can see this to work is to screw it straight to the case. Asus help site is down before anyone ask and they are not anwsering the phones.

    Here is the slideshow for the case. If you look at picture 8 it will show you inside of the case and what i'm talking about.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.asp?Image=11%2D173%2D016%2D15%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D16%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D19%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D17%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D05%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D20%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D18%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D08%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D09%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D10%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D11%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D12%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D13%2Ejpg%2C11%2D173%2D016%2D14%2Ejpg&CurImage=11%2D173%2D016%2D08%2Ejpg&Description=ASUS+TA770+%96+Vento+7700+Black%2FBlue+Steel+ATX+Mid+Tower+Computer+Case+%2D+Retail
     
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    Have a look at this mitzs it goes through the process in detail. Normally you would get plastic or cardboard washers aswell so they dont short. Ignore the brass spacers, you shouldnt need them because the case isnt flat.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/145
     
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    Well I do have cardboard washer, but they didn't come with them. Do you think I still need to use them? From what that links says it is only used for non matalic holes and all mine are matilic. And if i understood that right, the metalic holes are what keep it from shortening out right? And Raffaz, thanks for the link!
     
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    Didnt realise yours had metallic holes, just screw them in. From what i understand, the metal is to ground the mobo to the case.
     
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    I am not sure Mitzs but if you get it wrong it will damage the mobo so don't risk it!

    The ones I have done have all had spacers which raise the mobo away from the metal case and only allow the area close to the screw holes to touch the metal. You may need shorter spacers. Ask where you bought the case.
     
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    This would be my advice as well. Every case I've bought has had the proper length and type spacers included, so mobo installation was silky smooth. My last 2 cases have been Antec cases - top notch design.
     
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    well it is too late now. Everthing is installed and running. I followed their directions. If it frys they should have to honor the warranty on it. It seems there is some chines holiday going on. Their tech support is gone from jan 17-25th.
     
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    As far as i know the raised areas on that case act as the spacers tho, thats why adding the spacers is taking it out of line.
     
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    and supa left me this at TU.

    Well that is the newer threaded blister way of doing things over the old posts and insulators of previous years.

    You may have - OPTIONAL - some thin red or white washers [note - non metal] that go between the board and the case - though they would be a pain to place/setup.

    I think you would be okay to do as you say, as the mounting points are just that they do not have any electrical significance.
     
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    Glad its sorted, have you got it all up and running then, with OS installed etc?
     
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    yes, and all the drives installed. A wierd thing though, no bios beep or even bios info when it starts up. I'm hoping when I get it online and update the bios that will change. I'm also wondering if i may have missed a plug for the beep. Will look later today though. Am wore out now, and watching some tv before i hit the hay.
     
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    I think you're on the right track with the missing plug/pins for the PC speaker.
     
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    I am glad it worked Mitzs, it's just there are some occasions, usually where big bucks are involved, that being 100% sure before you proceed is the right choice - even if it means waiting a while until you find out the facts. Not all the information you receive is correct, so it's doubly difficult.
     
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