PC motherboard backplate problem

I got a new motherboard and took the old out and the metal plate at back where the things like the vga part slot in.

couldnt get the new mobo in all the way, tried old mobo with its faceplate too with same problem when its on the holes for screws arent aligned right.

But they are ok with the backplate out so it must just be that.

Anyone understand what I mean or do I have to get a pic?

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Did the new mobo come with a new faceplate? Most of them do.

If not, in the past I've made some 'adjustments' to the old faceplace (i.e. cut out metal where needed) - can you do that?

The faceplate isn't needed - it's just to stop dust getting into the inners of the case, so you can always do without it if you're prepared to do some springcleaning inside the case once in a while (which you should do anyway).

Do you need "risers" to lift the mobo?

Original Poster

Sorry I meant the new mobo had a new backplate too and neither the old one works nor the new one. They align ok but I cant push the mobo in far enough to align with the screw holes, even if I put the original mobo and original backplate in they dont align I push the bottom then the bottom is aligned but the top isnt, push the top then the tops aligned but the bottom isnt.

I think the backplate is pushing the mobo back a bit.

Are there little slots on one side of the opening that the faceplate needs to slot some tabs into?

Have you tried using some force to 'click' the faceplate into place? (sometimes it's a tight fit & the plate needs to be 'coaxed' into place.)

There are bent bits of metal that are designed to touch the top of the ethernet/usb/ps2 connectors. They are meant to ground the top of those connectors but you sometimes have to bend them backwards before inserting the motherboard - its not these is it? Pics would help!

Original Poster

Thats what I was thinking as I know the bits of metal you are talking about and I didnt bend them.

Thats also probably why the ps/2 ports dont work as they arent grounded.

good luck man. i discovered building pc aint as fun / easy as it looks

ryouga;2320171

Thats what I was thinking as I know the bits of metal you are talking … Thats what I was thinking as I know the bits of metal you are talking about and I didnt bend them.Thats also probably why the ps/2 ports dont work as they arent grounded.



Does the backplate fit from the inside or outside? If the latter you may be able to clip it on after the boards fitted. Those tabs are a bit of a *******, always seem to leave the screw holes about 3mm too far to the right :roll:
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