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I opened my case for my computer to fix a loose piece and i pulled out my ethernetlink10/100 pci and i was wondering if u could describe where to plug it back in, there is a cord i dont know where to plug in

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On your computer there should be an opening that looks like a wide phone jack, this is called an RJ45 connector. The line for your ethernet should plug into that.

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The PCI Network adapter normally goes in the PCI slot closest to the video card (The video card and NIC can share IRQ 11)

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If you mean the ethernet cable that plugs into the back of the computer, please look at the photo below.  i opened my case for - 490d71a.jpg
the similar but slightly smaller modem socket may be also present, but don't worry as the ethernet cable won't fit as the sock is smaller.

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Three views shown.

Scroll down to the photos towards the bottom.

Looking at the Front of the computer, the LEFT Side panel removes.
Remove the Philips head screw located towards the Top, on the Side Panel's edge, and the Bottom screw on the Side Panel's edge.

Pull back on the raised fingergrip, formed out of the back of the Side Panel.
The panel pulls back so far, then is tilted out, and removed.

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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 BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

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.

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Look at the right side of the motherboard, and the two long White PCI slots.
Above them is a long Blue PCI-Express x16 slot. This is used for a graphics card.

Above it is a small White slot. This is a PCI-Express x1 slot.

If a PCI slot is open you can use it for a Sound Card.
If not, and the white PCI-Express x1 slot is open, you can use it.

Examples of Sound Cards used in a PCI slot, and a PCI-Express x1 slot;

1) PCI;

On the back of the computer case framework is a small 'door', that holds the expansion cards in place.
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Find the appropriate expansion slot cover, that matches up to the slot your wish to use, and remove it.
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The expansion slot on the motherboard, is usually one space over from the expansion slot cover on the back.

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Yes. It's a lot of fun(?) trying to keep the expansion slot covers in place, expansion cards in place, and trying to close that 'door' properly.

[Look close. The bracket for the expansion card, (In this case a Sound Card), fits in little depressions in the metal framework of the computer case; or the brackets half-moon hole, will fit over a small peg, in the computer case framework ]

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I'm afraid my solution won't sound very professional at first glance.

What transpired on the case in question that I was working on, is that the slide button for the latch had come loose, from the latch mechanism.

Come loose due to someone trying to forcibly open the case. They also bent 'Fingers' of the case, that holds the sliding latch mechanism in place.

I found the metal mechanism was made up of two parts, and a spring held the sliding part of the latch in the locked position.

Apparently someone had tried to access the case with the latch, and had no luck. Then they tried to use some sort of leverage device to force the case open, bending one of the two parts of the latch, and part of the case itself. ('Fingers')

The case has small metal 'Fingers' that hold the non-sliding part of the metal latch in place, and also the sliding part.

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