Subject: Re: what's this machine check mean?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/17/2000 08:22:26
On Sun, Apr 16, 2000 at 08:09:39PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> > So, while I'm asking, the documentation says that one particular part
> > of the board needs to be connected to the case for ground.
> > Is that true?
> I don't know.  Mine isn't - I have no case around the board to connect
> it to, and it's not clear from the doco just what it is that it expects
> to be connected to: power supply output ground, earth ground, what?
> > Is it conventional to have motherboards connected to the case?  Isn't
> > this sort of thing best handled through the power supply?

Yes, normally a screw close to the keyboard connector ensures grounding.
This is (also) to reduce EMI etc.

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