mobo rear connectors stacked too high


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bruce56

I received a PC to fix. It has a Nintel DG43NB. Which has onboard graphics,
there is a DVI and VGA socket with about 15 mm between them.
The VGA socket is highest. Now the user has pushed the VGA connector too
hard and now both connectors are bent back and quite loose.

Now I wonder if this is a rare occurence. You see mainboards with 8 USB
sockets, 2 ethernet, eSATA, firewire, audio, maybe still have PS/2 or RS232.
So they have to stack the sockets higher. Have youse seen damaged rear
sockets?
 
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Paul

I received a PC to fix. It has a Nintel DG43NB. Which has onboard graphics,
there is a DVI and VGA socket with about 15 mm between them.
The VGA socket is highest. Now the user has pushed the VGA connector too
hard and now both connectors are bent back and quite loose.

Now I wonder if this is a rare occurence. You see mainboards with 8 USB
sockets, 2 ethernet, eSATA, firewire, audio, maybe still have PS/2 or RS232.
So they have to stack the sockets higher. Have youse seen damaged rear
sockets?

I looked at a picture of the connector, and there is a
metal shell of sorts around the back of it. That should
have helped hold it upright. The shell isn't a complete
box, but the shell should have provided support so not
just the wires are holding it up.

http://images.geeksimages.com/imageshare/B/500x500/BOXDG43NB-soft.jpg

My conclusion would be, your customer is a brute :)
Stay out of arms reach... or you'll be next. Don't
shake hands with the customer, unless you want
your hand crushed.

Paul
 
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Flasherly

I received a PC to fix. It has a Nintel DG43NB. Which has onboard graphics,
there is a DVI and VGA socket with about 15 mm between them.
The VGA socket is highest. Now the user has pushed the VGA connector too
hard and now both connectors are bent back and quite loose.

Now I wonder if this is a rare occurence. You see mainboards with 8 USB
sockets, 2 ethernet, eSATA, firewire, audio, maybe still have PS/2 or RS232.
So they have to stack the sockets higher. Have youse seen damaged rear
sockets?

That's about all IT used to do, since time immortal, was fix abused,
ratcheted, ripped and mangled connectors, on principle when the need
was first perceived for hiring IT specialists to address a normal
course of workplace frustration for flinging computers across the
room.
 
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bruce56

That's about all IT used to do, since time immortal, was fix abused,

ratcheted, ripped and mangled connectors, on principle when the need

was first perceived for hiring IT specialists to address a normal

course of workplace frustration for flinging computers across the

room.

I have also seen PCs where the on-off button was pushed in, and another
where the CD drive tray was snapped off. Somebody probably has a website
showing examples of neanderthal damage.
 

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