Question Really weird graphics card/computer issue ?

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I was having issues with my computer randomly shutting off, and it started happening more often, so I decided to fix it. This is the weird part. When my graphics card(that I have haven't touched in my case for months) is screwed in tightly to the pcie brackets, it does not work. However, if I took the screws out, and it was not in tight, the computer works fine. I tried the other pcie lane too, same issue. I fixed this by putting washers in between the brackets and graphics card, and it seems to work fine.

Would this be due to a defective motherboard or graphics card? or would it be an issue with the case (doesn't seem to be messed up)?
 

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