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I am a very stupid man.

So I spent about an hour trying to figure out why my ethernet connector is not locking/snapping into place. After a bit of research I found out that my I/o shield's grounding pin is litterally sticking into the port and 2 other unrelated ports. Thank GOD my system hasn't shorted due to that but how tf do I put the pin back into place. I have basically 0 PC building experience and a friend build my PC for me a while back. I really don't blame him or anything like that since I would have probably fucked that up too but how can I put them back in place without removing everything. I don't just want bend them off either since I have read they are very important. Any ideas? Ive attached a photo of my situation to this post

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You can just bend that little tab all the way out if you want the easy way.  

 

The slightly harder way is to pull out on that plate a bit and bend the tab towards the inside, out of the way

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Oh and turn off your computer first and unplug it

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2 minutes ago, Yoinkerman said:

You can just bend that little tab all the way out if you want the easy way.  

 

The slightly harder way is to pull out on that plate a bit and bend the tab towards the inside, out of the way

Is it normally supposed to be on the inside like that? Don't know to much about computers and I really don't wanna short an part of it out since it's a grounding pin

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It's normally supposed to be folded about 90 degrees clockwise.  It's something that happens pretty regularly when a main board is installed.  

 

If you look, the one on the usb port also needs to be moved.

 

Like I said, the easy way is to just bend it all the way counter clockwise and maybe snap it off.  It won't hurt it 

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Ive done this a few times. I think its ok to bend it out of the way. Use a flat screw driver and just push it out.

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39 minutes ago, wrld said:

Read the manual instruction. Manual instruction helps. Good Luck.

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1 hour ago, Xmzxxnn said:

So I spent about an hour trying to figure out why my ethernet connector is not locking/snapping into place. After a bit of research I found out that my I/o shield's grounding pin is litterally sticking into the port and 2 other unrelated ports. Thank GOD my system hasn't shorted due to that but how tf do I put the pin back into place. I have basically 0 PC building experience and a friend build my PC for me a while back. I really don't blame him or anything like that since I would have probably fucked that up too but how can I put them back in place without removing everything. I don't just want bend them off either since I have read they are very important. Any ideas? Ive attached a photo of my situation to this post

16108637356397783014690245354676.jpg

Aaaaaugh...I feel for you.  I've done that before when I wasn't paying attention.

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10 hours ago, wrld said:

Read the manual instruction. Manual instruction helps. Good Luck.

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