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This should get ya going in the right direction, go here , pick your case style, download the manuals . it should be in there. i would find out for you but you have not included your model number in this post.

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Disconnect the power cable, and bring the PC case to a sturdy table or workbench.

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If your case has no release lever, look for a series of Phillips-head screws on the back and remove them before sliding the cover off of the case.

After removing the cover, place the case on its side so you can access the motherboard.

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Examine the black connector, and note the hole a dot or arrow next to it.

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