Can the disc drive PCB touch the motherboard?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by BlueLemming, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. BlueLemming
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    BlueLemming Member

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    I'm attempting to make a wii laptop and I've taken out the disc drive but left the circuit board from it connected. Is it bad to let it sit loose in there or should I keep the metal bracket that was separating the mother board from the disc drive? I don't know much about PCB's so I'm not sure if there's like a coating that prevents it from connections or something.
     
  2. BitBandit

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    It's probably not a good idea to have a motherboard floating around inside the case. You risk short-circuiting something it it touches something active, plus the risk of it hitting something and causing damage. I'd secure it down if I was you.
     
  3. BlueLemming
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    What's the best way of securing it down? I know the Wii had a metal thing that covered the motherboard, and the DVD drive sat on top. Assuming the metal is grounded, is it then safe to lay it on top of the metal?
     
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