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Old 19-10-2019, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question Questions about I/O Shield Replacement

Hi all, I am currently undergoing a refurbishment project to resurrect old computers with new parts.


The existing case in question is an Acer Veriton 7600GT, a mid-tower mATX casing. The case's airflow is not the best so I am looking to modify it. Most likely will install a Hyper 212 Evo cooler with the CPU when I overclock it. (Or is an air-cooler from Be Quiet! better?)



I have taken out the motherboard and intend to replace it with an AsRock Fata1ity Killer Z97M motherboard, but I forgot that I need to take out the old I/O Shield.


How do you guys remove the I/O shield? It doesn't appear that there are rivets holding it. Is it held by super glue or some other adhesive? Would it be safe to use a hammer + screw driver to knock it off then?


The replacement motherboard ships with an I/O shield as well, how should I secure the new I/O shield? Or is the motherboard when installed sufficient to hold the I/O Shield in place?


Looking forward to the advice here, thanks!!!
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Old 19-10-2019, 06:29 PM   #2
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The I/O shield in a DIY PC is not secured. It is held in place by the MB pushing it against the cut-out at the back of casing.

Should be the same for OEM PCs as well. I suggest you apply a bit of force on the I/O shield from the outside of the casing. Be careful not to cut yourself.

Do note that OEM casings tend to have custom configurations including different front panel connections.
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