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Here is a dumb question but I am at a loss.

I can't get a P35 Gigabyte mobo out of my case. It's stuck at the I/O shield.

I read via google of people saying to remove the mobo (first) and then the shield.... but it's stuck there!

Is there a good site for instructions, maybe a youtube video or can someone explain that makes it easy?

This is really frustrating... you think it would just pop out. Screws are out and it is loose everywhere else.

I want to sell the board and don't want to damage anything!
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Pull and wiggle at the same time. The board will eventually come out.
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post #3 of 11
There's most likely a screw that you missed. I do it all the time. It should release as soon as all screws are out. The weird part will be when you pull the I/O panel away from the back of the case. Just pull the board toward the inside of the case and it will separate from the I/O backplate.

When you sell the motherboard, don't forget to pop out the backplate from the case and include that.
post #4 of 11
Pull the board away from the shield and it should come out.
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post #5 of 11
Sometimes little bits of metal on the I/O shield get stuck in ports... check for this..
 
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post #6 of 11
On a standard ATX motherboard there is nine screws. Make sure you removed all of them.

As for that. Pull up on the right side and then pull to the left.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by slngsht View Post
There's most likely a screw that you missed. I do it all the time. It should release as soon as all screws are out. The weird part will be when you pull the I/O panel away from the back of the case. Just pull the board toward the inside of the case and it will separate from the I/O backplate.

When you sell the motherboard, don't forget to pop out the backplate from the case and include that.
I DID MISS A SCREW! Gawd, I feel so stupid but I will admit I missed it! It was one in the middle of the four RAM slots....

I wiggled it a bit beforehand... will it be ok? I guess I won't be selling it here.... I didn't force anything.... it was mostly wiggling... I hope the motherboard is sturdy enough.

What do you mean by the backplate? I removed the I/O shield no problem.

You guys were right, though... as soon as I got the last screw, it came out no problem. I'm glad no one was present to laugh at me... :-/

I even thought at one time that it might be a screw but I didn't look hard enough.
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Yeah, it's fine. These things can take more of a beating than we think.
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post #9 of 11
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Yeah, it's fine. These things can take more of a beating than we think.
I hope so.

I put it on some grey foam for now. I think you're supposed to put it in static bags or something? I do have the original box it came in.

I think there's a bag in there... does the mobo fit inside???? I forget how it came.

Also, the screws are to be included?

The manual and other parts are still in there. The backplate is the I/O shield? I have that, too, obviously.

Yes, I have not sold a mobo before... well, not when I have all the parts and accessories.
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post #10 of 11
ya 9 screw hold it in , most ppl miss the center one. Glad u fixed it
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