motherboard standoffs and little red washers

By gsgleason ยท 5 replies
Aug 14, 2003
  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 TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    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 TS Rookie

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

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 166

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 166

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