Shielding - is it needed?

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Shielding - is it needed?

Post by PeteW » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:35 am

I will shortly be re assembling my 520 STFM, and am wondering if the metal shielding is really needed?

I was going to leave it off like I have on my Amiga and just store it in the loft in case I ever feel the need to put it back. It just seems pointless going to the trouble of modifying the shielding to fit around the 4mb memory upgrade if an easier solution is to not fit it at all?!

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Re: Shielding - is it needed?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:48 am

Personally most of mine run without the top shielding, but you do need the bottom shielding for the best fit of the mainboard, so I always keep that.
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Re: Shielding - is it needed?

Post by exxos » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:51 am

No harm in leaving it off.
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