motherboard standoffs and little red washers

By gsgleason
Aug 14, 2003
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  1. okay, a case comes with the standoffs and screws and these little red washers. Are you supposed to use those washers? If so, where? In my A+ class, we didn't use those little red washers, and I thought the contact between the motherboard and the screws insured good grounding. What are you supposed to do with those little red washers?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Washers are to prevent the standoff or the screw accidentally shorting a track running near the hole. You will have plenty of grounding from screws/standoffs that you don't put washers on.
  3. Telexen

    Telexen Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    I've never used them personally...just don't try to jam screws in awkwardly or something.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    agreed. you don't need these, but its a good idea to use them. but a far better idea is to actually fit the motherboard in correctly.
  5. SubKamran

    SubKamran Newcomer, in training Posts: 303

    Sorry for bringing this back from the dead, but the washers go on top of the mobo right? And then you put the screw in? :D

    Sorry, I haven't put a computer together for about 3 years :D

    In this order, true?

    1. Gold standoff; Put in case.
    2. Mobo on top of standoffs.
    3. Washer on top of mobo hole.
    4. Screw in.
  6. SubKamran

    SubKamran Newcomer, in training Posts: 303

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