Patch Up the Opened Back Slots of your PC

There will be cases where you may overdo it as far as wanting more peripherals installed on your motherboard as much as possible. In fact, you can fill up those slots as much as you can. But the problem starts to creep in when you feel that some parts are installed but not used. The normal thing a PC user would do is remove them but what about the slots or the holes that they would leave.

Normally, cases have a patched back where slots are opened without any provisions for patching them up. This is dangerous since rats or other forms of dust and objects may make their way into your computer. In the case of rats, if they should piss or bite some wires, you can expect some PC malfunctions to occur and that is entirely something uncomfortable.

As a precaution, it would be wise to perhaps tape them for now. Or better yet, if you can get hold of perfect fitted metal plates to shut them from intrusion of any sort, then the better. Some desktop manufacturers have this provision while others have the remove and then install only options. Maybe if you ask a friend or a technician who may have these metal blockers, then you can ask it from them since they usually throw them away if not used.

You may call it as a form of making your PC open to potential threats. Do not wait for it to happen. Use tape for now but if you can get good metal blocker plates, the better it is for you and your PC.

Cover Up Open Slots of your Casing

At times, you may find yourself with openings at the back of your computer case mainly caused by the supposed placement of PCI card peripherals which you eventually decide to remove due to one reason or another. While that is not a problem as far as preference is concerned, usual casings do not have provisions to which you can easily patch up that open hole unless you have the screwable blockers to avoid issues such as dust and rodents.

Small as they may, insects such as cockroaches and rats can make their way into the desktop. Once they do find their way into your CPU, you can imagine the problems that they may cause such as:

1. Gnaw on wires
2. Leave a trail of waste that may affect chips and diodes
3. Short your entire CPU like power and other necessary operations that can hamper it from functioning properly.

But while you don’t have to buy the usual blockage parts that are not normally available since people rarely buy them, you can always use the traditional style of using tape to block them off. Rodent intrusion is a problem and you can just imagine what they can do. The only time you can perhaps check if any damage would be done may be when you hear some weird noise or worse, smell something foul.

It may not be a big issue but safeguarding the operating environment of your PC is important. One strand of tape can make all the difference.