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Old 03-23-2005, 11:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Also, assuming you don't have one of the cases with a sliding tray, be careful when putting the motherboard in place when fitting the ports into the I/O shield. The I/O shield has metal tabs ("fingers") that are supposed to be on top of and/or below the ports that are mounted on the motherboard. A couple of times, I've gotten the motherboard screwed down to find one of the fingers got hung up on the port and has bent down/up in front of it the port blocking it rather than being on top of or under it like they should be. You get to take out all the screws and try it again until you get it right.

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