I am having a peculiar problem with a motherboard. As discussed from a previously closed post, the motherboard works fine outside of the desktop case. However, when place inside the desktop case, it does not power up at all. In an attempt to solve this problem, I ordered a completely new miniATX form factor desktop case complete with screws and brass spacers. Now, here are the problems I am running up against.
First, all of the screws secure the motherboard to the backplate except one. I am not sure what the problem is on that part of it because the screw and the thread is the same along with the aligned hole. Assuming it is wanting a brass spacer insert, the hole on the motherboard has a silver ring around it, thus, indicating the need for a screw insert. All of the other screw inserts did work out just fine.
Secondly, I see on the motherboard hole inserts for the brass spacers. However, here is the problem I am running into on this part. While there are holes on the back plate for spacer inserts, they do not match up to the motherboard. So, I am stuck on that part. I have thought about perhaps drilling small holes on the back plate, but, this should not be that much trouble.
And, finally, I did notice the computer does not boot up anymore either after being placed into a new case which was also experienced from the old desktop case. Of course, this is likely a problem of the motherboard being shortened out because of one screw not mounted securely in place in addition to the lack of brass spacer inserts.
In closing, if someone could review these issues I am being face with and offer some fruitful avenues of resolving them, it will be most welcomed and appreciated. At this point, I am at a loss because I am not sure what to do especially with regards to the screw which will not mount the motherboard to the backplate in addition to the inability to insert the brass spacers.
I will look forward to hearing back from someone. And, thanks in advance for any help given.