Is it ok to do away with the Macintosh Plus bottom shield?

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Is it ok to do away with the Macintosh Plus bottom shield?

The flimsy metal and plastic shield at bottom of the logic board in a machine I'm refurbishing is partly corroded away. How necessary is this shield? Can I simply dispose of it? The plastic case isn't conductive so I'm not sure of the need.

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Do you "need" it? ...

Do you "need" it? ... No.  It was intended as an RFI shield. 

The Computer will work fine without it but you might get Radio interfenrece on your AM broadcast radio. :-O

It also serves as a bit of protection for the PCB and the bottom case which might be coated with a conductive layer.

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What's an AM radio? Is that
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Sorry about the posts above.

Sorry about the posts above. The server seemed to be having issues. Anyway, aside from my joke of "what's AM radio", I wrote that I'll just cut the back corroded part off but retain the base that goes under the PCB .Thanks!

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