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Was building for a friend and forgot the damn standoffs.

I got no smoke. No pops or burning smells. All lights, on motherboard work. All fans, video card, h50 working. Only had it on for a minuet. I hope I didn't short it out. Its just the computer did not post. If I install the standoffs and get the board level will it post or am I screwed.

I have built 5 computers so far and this is my biggest mistake. Got cocky and need to slow down.
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lol yeah but your in luck it should be fine as 99% of the board just grounded out sooo you are okay just put them in and roll
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Best bet's just to try it out!

Should be okay though: my cousin built his own computer and one day it just stopped working. So I took it, found out the RAM was bad. Also noticed he never had his standoffs plugged in either... so I called him up and asked him. He didn't know what they were =\ but said the computer has always been unstable.

Bought the new RAM, installed standoffs, and good as new. He claims it's more stable than ever... (noob, lol)
    
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lol yeah but your in luck it should be fine as 99% of the board just grounded out sooo you are okay just put them in and roll

wow thanks I feel better now will update tomorrow late and tired.
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lol yeah but your in luck it should be fine as 99% of the board just grounded out sooo you are okay just put them in and roll

installed the standoffs and everything is cool cheers.gif
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Since everything is good, next time install the standoffs ROOKIE!!! lol just giving ya hard time bro. Glad you got it sorted out.
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