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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 4: Installing The Mainboard In The Case
      9  Changing The I/O Shield

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Installing the New I/O Shield

Now we’ll put the new I/O shield in place. First we will orient it as shown in Figure 61. Then, since this new shield is the conventional style, we’ll pop it into place from inside the case (Figure 62). After installing the I/O shield from the inside of the case, we could use the back of a screwdriver to push the I/O shield into place. Some I/O shields have very sharp edges, so be careful not to allow your hand to slip and hit the shield or the case when you’re removing or installing an I/O shield. Remember, blood spurting out of your finger will detract from the fun of building your own PC.


Figure 61: Orienting the I/O shield

The corner of the mainboard must sit toward the top of the case (see Figure 58 to get an idea of where the mainboard sits). Thus, the new I/O shield must be installed so that the two big holes on the left (for the keyboard and mouse) are toward the top of the case. The three connectors to the right are for the mainboard’s built-in sound.

 



Figure 62: Popping the new I/O shield into place

Note: The orientation of the shield is determined by the mainboard. The metal fins of the shield point inward. Writing on the shield to identify the connectors is on the outside.

 


The preceding figures show us that the orientation of the I/O shield is important. Typically, the PS/2 connectors for the keyboard and the mouse will sit toward the top of the case.


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