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Could Mobo Be Shorting Out On These?

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okay, some of you are aware of my neo2 nightmare. 3 neo2's since christmas. so, i'm waiting for my rma. i decided to work on some wire management, clean up my case, make room for my new psu(i think i've decided on an antec neopower 480, or enermax 535 sli), etc.

well, i have an antec p-160 with the removable mobo tray. i was looking at the tray and noticed that there are two raised standoff mounts directly under where the processor would be on a neo2. the neo2 has a backplate in the same location. is it possible that the backplate is shorting the board out on these.

and would putting some electrical tape over them be a good precaution, or do you think it would hurt anything? i don't see what it could hurt. what do you think?

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oo i hope not. try to test the board seperately. lets just hope it was the case and not the neo2s. i think my case might be like yours but so far mines is running good so far.

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only problem with that plan is that by the time i knew there was a problem, the boards were cooked. so, testing them outside of the case was not really an option. i did try one of them out of the case after the crash, and it still did nothing.

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when you get your board back, test it before you put it in the case. make sure its upon anti static plastic and the foam it comes with. also have the fans blow on the board too.

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no h2o, all air.

thanks for the replies, keep'em coming. i hope there is something you point out that i've missed. i've had as much downtime with my a64 as i have up time and that stinks.

again, thanks.

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If they're under the CPU socket area like you said.. I would get rid of them pretty quickly. I know my Epox board has lots of tiny resistor things around the backplate area so it could those causing the problem. Looks like a stupid place to put standoffs anyway! I would file them down or something just to make sure...

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i think i'll grind them off, and put a small rubber mat under the backplate. that way, there is no way it could arc out on the mobo tray.

thanks for all the comments.

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My cousin had a motherboard that was grounding out on the backplate. I also had one that grounded out on my reset switch... took me a couple of hours to find that out

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