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I/o Sheild On New Pc Trouble!

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#1 zacho666


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Posted 14 September 2006 - 07:18 PM

Hello all. I am in the process of Building myself a New PC. I have some issues I need to clear and help n. I have purchased myself an ECS PM800-M2 Micro-ATX Motherboard. And the case I have bought is an Cobra 888-BK ATX Case. Now I want to put this Micro-ATX MB into this ATX case. have been told that the ATX cases are backward compatible with Mico-ATX MB's. I have not mounted it yet but when I laid the motherboard in the case..The I/O's do not match up with the I/O Plate tt cam with tthe case. What do I have to do to get myself a fitting I/O Plate for this? Is it safe to use without the I/O Plates? Any help would be appreciated. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 07:52 PM

It is not completely neccessary. If it is off by only a small amount, you could grind the holes a bit larger with a dremel tool. Or fashion one from something non conductive,such as cardboard. You can find generics on line for 5 dollars.

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#3 zacho666

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 09:16 PM

Well.. It is impossible to grind a new peiece..the layout is completly diffeerent....So..It is not completly nessessary?

And wat about the micro-atx fitting into an atx case? Will that work?

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:05 AM

The micro-ATX should fit in the case otherwise - just be sure that the holes in the motherboard line up with the holes in the case (and that the I/O plate is in the correct position).

Generally motherboards are supplied with an I/O plate when you buy them. Have you rummaged around in the packing material to see? If not, then I'd suggest contacting the place you bought it from and asking them.
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