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Mobo install help!


#1

Hello all I have a weird situation I have never seen before. I have a mobo that is not flush with the screws. I can move the Mobo up and down. I am using the proper screws that came with my fractnal design nano s case. What should I do? Am I ok?


#2

Gotta love that scandinavian design…
You can use some metal washers just to fill up the gap and make a ground connect to the case…


#3

Thanks I’ll have have to do that I guess. That is stupid!


#4

Honestly, you should be fine like that… The ground is suppose to be universal for the entire system. But if you are worried - use a metal washer…
Something like this


#5

Good enough right?


#6

One thin below the board and one thin above the board maybe…


#7

The nut is alright to use right? For taking up space. I can put the washer above and below like you said


#8

Honestly, I don’t think there will be enough room for all 3 of those…


#9

All 3 fit


#10

Those screws look like they are meant to go through a rubber washer (for drive mounting).

I suggest you take a look at the accessory box.


I marked the correct screws to use.


#11

Damn you are correct! I looked at that box and then went for the screws thinking I had the correct screw. Will look again. Thank you @MazeFrame. I think I grabbed the 3.5 drive screws


#12

wrong screws problem solved thanks everyone…i feel like an idiot…close thread


#13

Good catch @MazeFrame
You probably have saved him a motherboard. :slight_smile:


#14

dont feel that way its a common mistake that usually happens when you try to do things too fast.

believe me I know! When i had my first car at 16 (olds delta 88) I had to replace a timing chain.
everything went together easy and i couldn’t believe how fast i was able to do it!
that is until i looked down on the work stand and lo and behold there sat the fuel pump cam :anguished:
had to take everything back off to put the pump cam on the crankshaft gear.
learned to take my time and do it right the first time ( a valuable learning experience)