Dell Dimension 9100 user manual download (Page 75 of 140)

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Removing and Installing Parts
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4
If your computer includes a card retention mechanism:
a
Pivot the mechanism upward and gently squeeze in on the sides to release the
mechanism from the two tab slots holding it in place.
b
Set the retention mechanism aside in a secure location.
NOTE:
For full-length PCI-E cards, if a "piano" bracket is present on your computer you need to rotate it
upward by pressing the tabs on the side of the bracket toward each other.
5
If you are installing a new card, remove the filler bracket to create a card-slot opening. Then
continue with step 7.
6
If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer, remove the existing card.
If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. If your card includes a retention
mechanism, remove the top of the retention mechanism by pressing the tab and pulling up
on the top.
NOTE:
For full-length PCI-E cards, if a "piano" bracket is present on your computer you need to rotate it
upward by pressing the tabs on the side of the bracket toward each other.
card retention
door
release tab
card retention mechanism*
*"piano" bracket
*may not be present on all computers
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