PRO Z690-A DDR4 Wifi XMP failure

citay

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Just to make sure, here's a video of an MSI board with an integrated rear I/O shield/cover being installed into a case.
In the video, he doesn't even need to push the board towards the rear. But it can depend on the case.
 
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Rear i/o shields are a pain. I didn't realize how much I'd miss how my MSI Z490 & Z590 boards came with the integrated heat sink rear i/o thing. First trouble with the rear i/o shields is fitting their edges tightly into the case (I often use a flat screwdriver in a groove along the inside edges while holding down other portions with my fingers so it remains seated). Then the careful sliding motherboard tight against it, taking care that the various sort of EMI "fingers" protruding inward from the shield get to their proper places around the ports (rather than getting bent such as inside a port). And then holding that pressure against back while you stick in first/second motherboard screws.
 

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Just to make sure, here's a video of an MSI board with an integrated rear I/O shield/cover being installed into a case.
In the video, he doesn't even need to push the board towards the rear. But it can depend on the case.
I don't see how that video bears any relevance to the issue I've had. Jayz just dropped in without any issues or interference, as they generally do on every build video I've watched.
 

citay

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I know, it was just to make sure we're on the same page. It should be that easy to install it. You wouldn't know what kind of basic mistakes i see here sometimes from people building their first PC.
You said you have extensive technical knowledge, and i don't doubt that, but me trying to imagine what was wrong with your I/O cover from afar, i still wanted to make sure that there's no oversight.
 
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