Originally Posted by Alex Jones
Well thank you It all macks secse now
thank you now again and thx for the pic I see now. Would It be easer to by a new one or what and do the threads In the resters have to be clear of any paint?
Well it shouldn't matter honestly and technically if there is any paint filling in the riser you wouldn't be able to screw them in all the way..
Just a question of clarification.. You took everything out of the case, less the mounting plate (or the side of the case you mount the mobo to) and painted it all with the risers still installed thus painting them as well? That's how I read your post.
If this is the case, I would leave them in as they are because if they were screwed into the mounting plate, then no paint is there THUS metal to metal contact; your good there.
Take a pen knife, sandpaper or something you can scrape/sand the paint off the top of the riser. This will allow you to re-mount the board thus making metal to metal contact from the now cleaned riser to the contact pad on the mobo where it should.
Replace mobo and screw in where you normally would but now hopefully you've got enough contact to get a good ground.
Trying to think how I can diagram this for you quickly, hehe..
[Edit] Like This I guess...
Scratch or sand the BRIGHT RED portion, just so the paint is off and there is flush metal.. As you can see the screw from the topside motherboard will press the contact pads (for ground) of the motherboard to the riser, which by being screwed into the mounting plate, grounds the system.Edited by Ictinike - 6/1/08 at 9:33pm