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Old September 25, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Quick question on the motherboard I/O Panel question, is it a must to use.

My current case (loost plastic on the mobo tray area), doesn't let the panel stay in place, so the small metal tabs on the I/O panel that touch the mobo seems to come in the way of ports, giving me trouble putting in USB cables, network cables..

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Old September 25, 2009, 01:08 PM
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I don't really get what you are asking...

Why not just NOT use the I/O bracket?
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:14 PM
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He's wondering if it's needed for grounding purposes. Unfortunately I don't have a good answer for him... in most cases it doesn't seem to matter, but I'm pretty sure there have been a few cases where folks had problems with things like static on audio if they didn't use it.
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:18 PM
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Quick question on the motherboard I/O Panel question, is it a must to use.

My current case (loost plastic on the mobo tray area), doesn't let the panel stay in place, so the small metal tabs on the I/O panel that touch the mobo seems to come in the way of ports, giving me trouble putting in USB cables, network cables..

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Your doing something wrong.

And yes IO shields ARE mandatory.
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:19 PM
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And yes IO shields ARE mandatory.
Since when? I've been without an IO shield for over 4 years!
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Since when? I've been without an IO shield for over 4 years!
Since they provide a ground for your IO components to the case and without this you can cause problems of which I've seen and done.
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:28 PM
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Can anyone verify this or expand on it? *starts looking for I/O panel*
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:29 PM
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Can anyone verify this or expand on it? *starts looking for I/O panel*
Ever notice how there are metal tabs on a lot of the IO shields that touch certain parts? Yah thats to ground it to the case.

Newer style is the soft squishy types that touch the front of the IO ports to ground them out.

If you were to plug in a USB cable for example that had a static discharge and you tryed to plug it in where do you think its going to discharge to?
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Old September 25, 2009, 01:41 PM
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I rarely use the IO shield and I have never had any problems with grounding or anything of the sort. I currently have my IO shield in, and it does not contact any of the IO components or the motherboard in any way, and again no problems with any peripherals.

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Ever notice how there are metal tabs on a lot of the IO shields that touch certain parts? Yah thats to ground it to the case.
That is not the only way for the case to be grounded. It is also grounded through the motherboard screws and possibly other ways as well. So as long as your motherboard isn't completely insulated with a non-conductive material from the rest of the case for some crazy reason, the case will still be grounded.
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That is not the only way for the case to be grounded. It is also grounded through the motherboard screws and possibly other ways as well. So as long as your motherboard isn't completely insulated with a non-conductive material from the rest of the case for some crazy reason, the case will still be grounded.
Yes that is true too, but I've just ran it after I had that incident and never looked back.
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