[Soekris] Securing the PCI slot cover for an internal USB connector
morgadave at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 20 18:41:12 UTC 2008
On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:17:12 -0600, "Karl O. Pinc" <kop at meme.com>
>On 11/20/2008 12:13:50 AM, Wim Vandeputte Mailing list only wrote:
>> Sure, how about drilling a small hole in the bracket, alligned with
>> hole in the soekris case, like this:
>> just use a bolt + nut, no need to tap a thread into the pci bracket.
>> In my case, I recycled a spacer nut as it was the first thing
>> I found on my desk...
>I thought about that and didn't like the failure mode.
>If the bolt ever comes off that leaves the nut
>inside the case, where a loose piece of conductive
>material is a very bad idea. I figured I could
>epoxy the nut to the pci bracket but then I may as
>well just use a blob of epoxy to put a protrusion
>onto the case in a place that keeps the pci bracket
>from moving in the first place.
Not if you do what I did and fit the nut on the *outside*
(I have bolts on the inside facing out, with nuts as spacers,
then the pci plate, then a washer and another nut holding the pci
you can just see what I mean here -
the 'spacer' nuts were deliberate to aid in the ventilation of
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