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Need to install a new ethernet card but cant remove metal cover

I am afraid of breaking something - the metal cover to put the card through isn't coming off.

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Remove all the cables from your PC including the Power cord.You can find two release buttons in the side .Press both the buttons and raise the cover from backside.Click the link below to see how to fix a pci card. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cards.htm#1104768

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How to install video card?


Hello Ruel

I have step by step procedure about installing video card.
1. Turn off your PC, unplug it, and remove your computer's case. "Your computer should have either a PCI-Express 16x or AGP slot for your card. The card won't fit into the wrong slot, so you can't go wrong. But don't confuse your computer's thin memory slots for its video card slot."
2. With a small screwdriver, remove the screw holding in the old card or the metal cover. "Don't lose that screw! You need it to secure the new card in place."
3. If you're replacing an old card, pull it up and out of the slot (left). "If you're not replacing an old card, remove the metal cover from the back of your computer (right)."
4. Hold the card by its edges and position it over the correct slot. "The edge with the shiny metal bracket should face toward the back of your computer. (That shiny bracket replaces the cover, if you removed one.)"
5. Line up the tabs and notches on the card's bottom with the notches in the slot. Push the card slowly into the slot. "You may need to rock the card back and forth gently. When the card pops in, you can feel it come to rest. Don't force it!"
6. If the video slot has it, bend out the flexible plastic retaining clip that fits over a tab on the end of the video card. "When the card fits into the slot, release the clip, letting it hold the card in place."
7. Secure the card in the slot with the screw you removed in Step 3, then plug the computer back in, turn it on, and see whether Windows recognizes and installs the card. "Windows usually recognizes newly installed cards and sets them up to work correctly."
8. If everything's working, put your PC's cover back on. "If something goes wrong, turn off your computer, unplug it, and make sure you've seated the card correctly."

Be careful not to touch any chips. Touch as little as possible on the video card or inside your machine.
If possible, do the installation in an non-carpeted area to avoid static.
If possible, use the slot with the most open space around it.
If you do not understand these instructions or you lack good manual dexterity, have a qualified technician install the video card for you.

Best Regards
Neciforo Llanto

Sep 21, 2013 | MSI RC410M-L Motherboard

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Gateway modem


http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/PC/DX/2906093R/2906093Rnv.shtml

1) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static electricity BEFORE reaching inside your computer, and BEFORE taking any new parts out of their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

2) Open the computer case;
Click on User Guides in the Gateway link above.

In the list click on -
8513028 - Gateway Hardware Reference Guide

[ This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up ]

(Note* First page is Black, and blank. Second page is blank, and White)

Hover your mouse cursor on the bottom/middle of the page. The ghosted out navigation guide will appear. Click on the PDF icon all the way to the Right. (Show Adobe Reader Toolbar)

Use the Plus ( + ) icon at the top of the PDF file, to increase the view size.
Click on the Minus ( - ) icon to decrease the view size.

Use the Down Arrow at the top of the PDF file to go to Page 41.
(PDF reader page number. Actual manual page is 35)

Loosen the two Thumbscrews, pull back on the formed fingerpull, and remove the left Side Panel. (Pulls back so far, then tilts out to remove)

[I find it best to remove all cables beforehand, then put a soft cloth on the table, and lay the computer on it's side. Much easier to access hardware components on the motherboard ]

Going back to the main support page, click on Components.
In the list, and under the bold black subheading - Motherboards,
click on -
4006273R - MSI Nvidia MCP73PV Motherboard

The two long White slots shown at the bottom of the motherboard, are PCI expansion slots.

An Ethernet card can be plugged in here.
(PCI Ethernet Card example, {10/100/1000},

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=771339&CatId=1175

Notice above the two long white PCI slots, that there is a longer Black expansion slot.
This is a PCI-Express x16 slot, and is ONLY used for a graphics card.

The small White slot above it is a PCI-Express x1 slot.
It can also be used for an Ethernet Card.
A PCI-Express x1 Ethernet Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2197688&CatId=2380


A closer look at a;
1) PCI expansion slot,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/MSI/4006273R/4006273Rmvr18.shtml

2) PCI-Express x1 expansion slot,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/MSI/4006273R/4006273Rmvr18.shtml

[ Just for reference a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/MSI/4006273R/4006273Rmvr19.shtml

When removing a PCI-Express graphics card, the tab lock on the end is gently depressed ]

Adding or replacing an expansion card, starts at the bottom of Page 54. (PDF file page. Actual manual page is 48)

The metal slot covers at the back of the computer case metal frame, are Expansion Slot Covers.
Remove the one covering the slot you need, by removing it's Philips head screw.

Note that the slots in the metal frame for the expansion cards, does not line up with the expansion slots on the motherboard. They are one over.

Insert the Ethernet Card straight down in the expansion slot, lining up the Locating Notches at the bottom of the Ethernet Card, with the Locating Lugs down in the bottom of the expansion slot.

You also have to slide the 'tang' at the bottom of the Ethernet Card's metal bracket, down into a space in-between the outside metal framework of the computer case.
Plus line up the bracket's locating hole, (half-moon?), with a short dowel in the metal framework.

All of the above will become apparent once you start to install the Ethernet Card.

One last procedure is to Physically push down on each Ram Memory module ('Stick'), and also make sure the Locks at each end, are up, and in place.

Ram Memory gets bumped real easy. Better to check before going on. (Visual inspection will Not do. You have to physically check)

Card plugged in, and fastened down, close the computer case.
Reattach all cables if you disconnected them.
Plug the computer back into power.

Plug the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet Card.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Modem is dead in t3985


contact you ISP internet service provider they should be able to supply you one free of charge depending on your current contract and if the modem is broken they will be able to check it online for you

hope this helps

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Hi i have a dell dimension 2400 and the ethernet port isnt working any more and i was wondering how i can take the old one out and put in a new one?


Turn power off and remove the power cord from the rear of the pc. Remove the side cover of the pc. Use a phillips head screw driver and remove the screw holding the NIC card in place on the back of the case. Use two hands and gently pull the old card out. You may have to rock itleft and right to get it to slide out of the pci slot.Then place the new card into the slot that the old card was removed from. Replace the screw and power up the pc before closing the side up and test the connectivity. New hardware will be found and drivers will be installed. Update drivers if all go OK. Then replace the side cover and don't forget the screws.

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My USB Prongs Are Bent Both Of Them My Ethernet Port Wont Flash When I Plug An Ethernet Cord So I Cant Get On The Internet On That Computer How Do I Fix It


You can buy a new PCI card with ethernet plugs or a new usb card, and with a minimum of fuss, install it yourself. Make sure you ground yourself to some metal on the case before removing or installing the card. To be safe, check the specs of your system by entering the service tag # at Dell.com, so you can make sure the new cards you purchase are compatible with your older system. Or, if you prefer, take it to reliable local tech shop. They may even have good used cards they'll be willing to sell you inexpensively, if they recycle old desktops.
If you search the internet for 'PCI cards' or 'install PCI card', you'll find more details to guide you...
Good luck.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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2. In perfect case you would need ground wire put on you hands.
3. move latches from each side of the memory to side.
4.then it should move up remove it.
5. Install new memory
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