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Old April 17, 2009, 08:46 AM
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If I lie my case down on its side I can move the motherboard a tiny bit...
The screws are in, but I was afraid to make them too tight.
I'm wondering if I made them too loose, or didn't tighten the spacers enough.
I can lift my mobo just a little (less than 1mm)... is that ok?
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might want to snug them up a bit,when you feel resistance ,turn just 1/8 of a turn more..
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Old April 17, 2009, 08:53 AM
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I would not want it moving at all can someone say shortout
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Snug everything up. You dont want it moving.
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Old April 17, 2009, 09:03 AM
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definatley you don't want a moving motherboard , what I would do it make sure that the pins or post or what ever they are called that the screws go into are tight. so snug up the screws and if the board still moves you should remove the board and tighten the pins or posts.
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Really it only moves like half a mm... but it's still movement. I'll tighten them up... thinking maybe I can do it from the side without taking the mobo out? Would that work? I can see the ends of the spacers sticking out.
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easiest to remove mobo,then you know there tight.use pliers to tightem them
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Old April 17, 2009, 09:19 AM
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Easiest to remove mobo...
Probably smartest, but not easiest.
It's a bit of a tight fit in this case (cm690) with the stupid cable management things and a TRUE.
Thought I was going to snap the mobo in half the first time I took it out.
I'll give it a shot though.
Think I could RMA it in two pieces??
Thanks again.
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I have the same case and i was able to pull out my MB without any problems. I scrapped the plastic cable management clips in favor of zip ties. I found they were next to useless and snagged on the cable sleeving. A magnetized precision screwdriver is worth it's weight in gold here.

My cat seems to enjoy batting them around though.
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Old April 17, 2009, 10:47 AM
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I took out the motherboard and tightened the spacers real good.
Put the mobo back in and still can't get the thing tight.
I've read a lot about not overtightening those screws... I have them pretty snug and still the board lifts a little. How tight should they be really? I turned until I felt resistance, and then a bit more... and a bit more... ant a tiny bit more... I don't know if I should keep going. I don't want to crack anything.

Mobo is GA-EX58-UD3R
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