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I may have messed up with the installation of my motherboard can someone help me?

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So I have a M5A97 Asus, and this is my first build with a computer ever, so I accidentally put in the wrong screws to put the motherboard down in place, and well, the...I want to say nodes got sort've grinded on the motherboard due to the fact that the head of the screw was to big. Now I am scared, and am curious whether or not the motherboard would still be functional. I would find out myself right now, but I just got my processor today online so I have to wait for that to ship in before I do anything. So can anyone reassure me everything is fine? Or atleast tell me if I should get another motherboard?

P.S. I am sorry if I didn't describe it well, I just have no idea what the things near the screws are. I will try to post a picture to help visualize what I am talking about.
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By nodes i assume you mean the soldered metal bumps around the hole of each screw? That's fine if so.
    
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By nodes i assume you mean the soldered metal bumps around the hole of each screw? That's fine if so.
Oh thank god. Yes that is what I meant. I was so scared, but if they do nothing then there actually is a god. Thank you for the help.
post #4 of 9
Yea post a pic but I think you should be alright. If you are talking about the contact pads the screw heads would come into contact with when the screws are tightened. Now if you are talking about a component sticking through the PCB then you may have a problem.


EDIT: I'm typing quite slowly tonight so Bluemustang has the answer. haha
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There they are.
post #6 of 9
You're good, those serve to strengthen the mounting holes and ensure good ground to the case. No harm done, that is their job.
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Yea you are fine. No worries. As long as the board isn't cracked then you should be fine. OEM's sometimes put plastic washers there to prevent over tightening and cracking the PCB. The pads just provide a small ground path to the chassis for EMI shielding.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

You're good, those serve to strengthen the mounting holes and ensure good ground to the case. No harm done, that is their job.

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Originally Posted by Kylepdalton View Post

Yea you are fine. No worries. As long as the board isn't cracked then you should be fine. OEM's sometimes put plastic washers there to prevent over tightening and cracking the PCB. The pads just provide a small ground path to the chassis for EMI shielding.
Okay great, now when the processor comes in the only worry is if it turns on or not. Thanks for the help.
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Hope you made sure there are no extra spacers under the MB, they should be only under the holes, otherwise there will be a short sooner than later.
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