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I'm trying to install my motherboard, but I can't get all of the mounting holes to line up with the standoffs.

 

I believe the pre-installed io shield is getting in the way. Can the io shield be removed?

If yes, how?

If no, what else can I do?

 

Motherboard: Asus Rog Maximus z690 Extreme

Case: anidees AI Crystal XL PRO

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You don't need all screws to hold the board, 5 or 6 are enough

You cannot remove the I/o shield

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4 hours ago, Johnrtx94 said:

I'm trying to install my motherboard, but I can't get all of the mounting holes to line up with the standoffs.

 

I believe the pre-installed io shield is getting in the way. Can the io shield be removed?

If yes, how?

If no, what else can I do?

 

Motherboard: Asus Rog Maximus z690 Extreme

Case: anidees AI Crystal XL PRO

Did you reconfigure the standoffs for E-ATX as that's what the motherboard is. If you could show us a pic of what's getting in the way it would be helpful. Like @PDifolco said you can skip a couple of mounting points if need be, just be aware there's no support behind that part of the board when pushing in cables/expansion cards etc.

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Yeah, while not ALL of the screws are 100% necessary, if you have standouts behind the board that aren't lining up with holes, you could short something out. As was mentioned, reconfigure the standouts for E-ATX and try again. I haven't heard of a mobo IO shield not fitting in the slot when everything else is correct. Unless the case is super cheap? I'm not up on all the latest case manufacturers... I'm a desktop tech in an enterprise environment.

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19 minutes ago, Epitome_Inc said:

Yeah, while not ALL of the screws are 100% necessary, if you have standouts behind the board that aren't lining up with holes, you could short something out. As was mentioned, reconfigure the standouts for E-ATX and try again. I haven't heard of a mobo IO shield not fitting in the slot when everything else is correct. Unless the case is super cheap? I'm not up on all the latest case manufacturers... I'm a desktop tech in an enterprise environment.

Huh, a Asus Rog Maximus z690 Extreme is a $1200 super hi end board lol 🤣

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6 hours ago, Gazereths said:

Did you reconfigure the standoffs for E-ATX as that's what the motherboard is. If you could show us a pic of what's getting in the way it would be helpful. Like @PDifolco said you can skip a couple of mounting points if need be, just be aware there's no support behind that part of the board when pushing in cables/expansion cards etc.

 

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Just now, Johnrtx94 said:

 

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2 minutes ago, Johnrtx94 said:

 

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Upon closer inspection there is some kind of sticky pad thing between the motherboard and io shield causing a spacing issue.

 

The io shield can be lined up with the case but because of this sticky pad the holes can't line up with standoffs.

 

The standoffs are aligned in the E-ATX configuration no problem there.

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6 hours ago, Epitome_Inc said:

Yeah, while not ALL of the screws are 100% necessary, if you have standouts behind the board that aren't lining up with holes, you could short something out. As was mentioned, reconfigure the standouts for E-ATX and try again. I haven't heard of a mobo IO shield not fitting in the slot when everything else is correct. Unless the case is super cheap? I'm not up on all the latest case manufacturers... I'm a desktop tech in an enterprise environment.

Upon closer inspection there is some kind of sticky pad thing between the motherboard and io shield causing a spacing issue.

 

The io shield can be lined up with the case, but because of this sticky pad the holes can't line up with standoffs.

 

The standoffs are aligned in the E-ATX configuration no problem there.

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11 hours ago, PDifolco said:

You don't need all screws to hold the board, 5 or 6 are enough

You cannot remove the I/o shield

There is some sort of foam pad between the io shield and motherboard. I can only get 1 or 2 holes to line up because the io shield is offsetting the motherboard just enough to move the mounting holes away from the standoffs.

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@Johnrtx94you're almost there,  it seems like the i/o shield just needs to click into place.  Are there any clips or a lip on the io shield that needs to hook into the opening?  Your manual shows it being put in at an angle then pushed down, try taking the rear fan off to give you some more room and a better view. 

 

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