What happens when you are in a hurry and you have to replace a server motherboard? You run the server with the protective plastic shield for three years without incident. Three years ago we had to replace a motherboard on the fly. Being under the gun Mike and I hurried through the motherboard installation and got a department up and going within an hour. Proud of ourselves we discovered three years later as we were repasting our computers that we had left the plastic protective sleeve for the CPU on top of the processor when we assembled the motherboard in late 2008.
(Photo: Neil Spector)
I was so shocked that the motherboard and CPU had survived I looked up at Mike in amusement and asked, “Should we leave it on there? It’ll probably die if we take it off!” Of course we removed it and repasted the computer.
Moral to the story – Take your time and double check everything
Verdict – Mike and Steve guilty….. Dawn innocent