Computer Hardware Terms, Glossary and Dictionary
Faceplate is the plate installed over a switch or receptacle. The plate also covers the wall opening and thus protects the wiring. A motherboard faceplate is the plate that fits over a motherboard ports to supply a secure casing around the ports. A motherboard faceplate helps keep the motherboard enclosed within a PC and helps prevent dust from accumulating on the motherboard. Motherboard faceplates typically are installed into the back of a computer case.