Re: Question about flaps on I/O shield
I'm not familiar with it being grounded. Yeah, definitely not necessary. You're hardly ever back there messing with it anyways. Most devices you plug into it already have grounds and insulations covers so I can't see anyway for it to short out. If the clips aren't getting into your way of your devices (mine did-it was extra long and I had to cut it), then leave it as it is.
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