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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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Person dude,

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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Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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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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How to remove wireless card


FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures

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 unplugged from power computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open:
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open, empty desktop 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.

1) On the HP Support page above, click on - How to - in the list.
On the next page click on - Adding/Replacing hardware

Now click on -
Adding or Replacing an Expansion Card (Video Card/Sound Card,etc...)

[A video starts automatically when you go to the above page ]

Your Wireless Adapter Card is based on the PCI Express technology.
It uses a PCI-Express x1 slot,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01324212&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3740326

One of the two small Black slots at the bottom of the motherboard.
(Longer Black slot is a PCI-Express x16 slot. This is for a graphics card - ONLY)

PCI-Express x1 slots, and PCI-Express x4 slots, do not use a Lock on them.
A PCI-Express x16 slot, does have a Lock on it. A small lock arm.
(Gently PULL UP a little, to install graphics card, or remove. It looks like you press down. Nope. Up. )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pci_express

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCIExpress.jpg

(Starting at Top, going down;
PCI-Express x4
PCI-Express x16
PCI-Express x1
PCI-Express x16
,and PCI slot.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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joecoolvette

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Installing 5.1 channel pci sound card


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/index.htm

Computer Cover

Depending on what model you have, you may have 1 PCI expansion slot, or up to 4 PCI expansion slots.

Small Form Factor computer (SFF) = 1 PCI slot
Small Desktop computer = 2 PCI slots
Small Mini-Tower computer = 4 PCI slots

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/ug/specs.htm

You need an open available PCI slot, and may not have one with the Small Form Factor computer, or Small Desktop computer.

2) The Sound Card needs to be a Low Profile one.
Maximum size depends on what model it is.

3) Computer on, and Windows running, install the sound card's Installation Disk (CD) in the optical drive of the computer, and load the software.

After the drivers, and if you also chose the effects manager, are installed; close all windows, and go back to your desktop screen.
Turn your computer off normally.

{Your computer will not use the sound card drivers, until the Sound Card is physically installed }


4) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions, with your Unplugged from power computer, and open the computer case.

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 working on 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.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cover.htm#1099393


5) Physically install the Sound Card.

Find an open PCI slot, and remove the expansion slot cover from the metal frame of the computer case, that matches up to this PCI slot.
(Note the PCI slot will not be directly in line, with the expansion slot cover. It is 'one over' )

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cards.htm#1104768

6) Attach your audio cables to the Sound Card. Plug the computer into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

Go to the system task bar at the bottom of the desktop screen, and click on the Volume icon. (Looks like a speaker)
Set the Volume where you wish.
(Also you may want to Right-click on the Volume icon, and make sure your audio { Sound }, is Enabled )

If you do not have the Installation Disk with the needed software on it, go to the Sound Card's support website, and download the software.
Post the manufacturer name of the Sound Card, and it's model number, and I'll guide you with the above.

For additional questions post in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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Install audio card for asus essention cg5270bp003 pc desktop


http://www.evertek.com/viewpart.asp?auto=58002&cpc=NEWARR

Three views shown.

http://www.revolutionpc.net/store/Asus-Essentio-Ultimate-Desktop-Computer.html

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.

-> 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 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.

You may also wish to remove all cables from the computer, and lay it on it's side for easier access to the motherboard.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-ASUS-ESSENTIO-CG5270-P5QL-VM-MOTHERBOARD-61-MIB8Q3-01-US-TESTED-/170893854322?pt=Motherboards&hash=item27ca114672

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;

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4459743&CatId=2771


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2941927&CatId=2771

On the back of the computer case framework is a small 'door', that holds the expansion cards in place.
The Thumbscrew is loosened, and this allows the door to swing open.

Find the appropriate expansion slot cover, that matches up to the slot your wish to use, and remove it.
Note that the expansion slot covers, do Not line up inline with an expansion slot on the motherboard.

(Expansion Slot; i.e., PCI, or PCI-Express x16, or PCI-Express x1 )

The expansion slot on the motherboard, is usually one space over from the expansion slot cover on the back.

[Don't believe that is worded correctly, but you will see what I mean with the Side Panel off, and looking at the motherboard ]

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 ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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How to add usb ports to Dell 530


Suggest use a USB adapter card.

More specifically a PCI USB adapter card.

Dell Support > Inspiron 530 Series Desktop PC > Owner's Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/index.htm

In the list click on - Removing and Installing parts

1) Unplug the computer from power.
[Unplug FROM the surge protector, not the back of the computer. (Power Supply)
Unplugging from the back could lead to a power surge ]

2) Computer on a table open the computer case,
Click on - Removing the Computer Cover - in the list.

3) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware inside the 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.

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

4) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1184332

Here you see an illustration of your motherboard. Oriented as it is in your computer case. (Just no hardware components, nor cables are attached)

At the bottom of the motherboard are 2 White long expansion slots.
In the illustration they are labeled by the numbers 21 and 22.
If one of these slots is open, and not being used, you can install a PCI USB adapter card.

This is one example of a PCI USB adapter card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5606148&Sku=S262-2744

At the back of the computer, located towards the bottom, are the Expansion Slots.
Four horizontal slots.

If there isn't some sort of add-on adapter card already installed, all of the expansion slots will be covered with an Expansion Slot Cover.

If there is an add-on adapter card installed of course, one of the expansion slot covers will be removed.

Line up the PCI USB adapter card with the open PCI slot, you have chosen.
Now look at the expansion slots at the rear of the computer.
Notice what expansion slot that the PCI USB card's bracket, lines up with.

Go to the back of the computer, and view the small metal bracket on the bottom right. Loosen the Thumbscrew, and swing the bracket out. (Thumbscrew is supposed to just loosen, not come out)

Remove the expansion slot cover for your PCI slot choice.
Install the PCI USB adapter card.
Note that there is a Locating Lug in the PCI slot, and a matching Locating Notch, on the PCI USB adapter card.

Line them up, then push the PCI USB card straight down into the PCI slot.
Also watch the metal bracket on the back of the PCI USB card.
The 'tang' at the Bottom, slides down in-between the framework.

The top of the bracket has a half-moon notch, that lines up with a small 'dowel' on the computer case framework.
Make sure it is aligned, and the bracket is aligned.

What I am referring to will become readily apparent, as you go to install the PCI USB card.
If there are any other add-on adapter cards, they may try to fall out, when you go to install the new add-on card.

You just have to line them up, so their bracket notches are all on the 'dowels', and hold them in place. Then swing the 'door' closed. Tighten the thumbscrew.

If you have an Add-on card in the way, and by moving it to the other PCI slot, will allow you to install the PCI USB card, go ahead, and move it.
Doesn't matter. BIOS will find it, and assign an Interrupt Request.


There are two other expansion slots above the 2 white PCI slots.
The expansion slot right above the top PCI slot, is a PCI-Express x1 slot.
If this slot is open, OR the only one available, you can use a PCI-Express USB adapter card.

Example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5606149&CatId=511


The last expansion slot you have is above the PCI-Express x1 slot.
This is a PCI-Express x16 slot, and is ONLY used for a graphics card.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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How to install Pci-e 16x in a pci slot


Do not put a PCI-e card in a PCI slot. It will not fit and the card won't work. The PCI card has 58 or 60 pins on each side with the slot (62 pins would be present if not for the key notches for alignment). PCIe 16x cards have 32 pins.

There are adapters to put a PCI card in a PCIe 1x slot (will fit any PCIe slot) or a PCIe1x card in a PCI slot. See http://www.amfeltec.com/index.php for a sample of the adapters. For the PCIe 16x cards, you need a new motherboard.

If you are placing a PCI-e 16x card in a PCIe 16x slot or a PCI card in a PCI slot, then open the side of your case. Locate the matching slot (remove the current card) or an empty slot depending on your motherboard. Depending on the case, you may need to remove a screw to remove the old card. Wiggle the card straight up to remove it. If you are putting in a new card, you will need to remove the cover from the slot. (For some larger PCIe 16x cards, you need to remove the adjacent slot cover as well.) Some covers just pull straight up or pry a lever up and then pull; for others, you will need to use a screwdriver to break the cover out. Make sure there is sufficient room near the slot for the card. (You may need to move other cards around.)

Then line up the card so that the back of the card will fit into the opening and the contacts on the bottom of the card are above the center of the slot. Firmly press the card down into the slot without changing the alignment. You may need to wiggle it (press down on the back and front, alternatingly). Then make sure the card is fully seated. Attach the addtional power cord from your power supply, if needed for a PCIe 16x card.

Close your case. Then if this is a new video card, turn on the computer and enter the BIOS (press F1, F2, F10, Esc depending on the machine). Disable the on-board video. Then reboot the computer and load the drivers you need for the card.

I hope this helps.

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Hp a705w pavilion how to properly installed the video display adaptor


Since the HP a705w desktop computer comes with Integrated Graphics, I'm going to assume you are installing a graphics card.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00255589&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=435558

The above is HP Support > HP 705w desktop computer > Specifications.

(Graphics Card, Video Card, Graphics Adapter Card, and Video Adapter Card, all refer to the same thing)

The expansion slot used for a graphics card is a PCI slot.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00063244&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=435558

The above is HP Support > HP 705w desktop computer > Motherboard Specifications.

Scroll down the page to the motherboard illustration shown in Figure 1, and the motherboard photo shown in Figure 2.

In the illustration the PCI slots are at the bottom of the motherboard, and are named, PCI Slot 1, PCI Slot 2, and PCI Slot 3.

In the photo the PCI Slots are shown, and are White in color.

You can use any available (Open) PCI slot.
You can use a PCI graphics card. (PCI Video Adapter Card. Same thing)

Suggest you install the software (Drivers) from the CD disk that comes with the graphics card, First.

Turn your computer on, when Windows has fully loaded, install the disk into your optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
Follow the simple instructions, install the software.

When the software is fully loaded restart your computer. Don't be alarmed as your computer won't use this software yet.

After Windows has fully loaded again, shut your computer down normally.
(Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off)

Unplug your computer from power.
Open the computer case.
Follow Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.
(Processor, Ram Memory, Graphics Card, motherboard chipset, Harddrive, and so on)

With the computer unplugged from power, working on a table, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame of the oprn computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

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

There will be a metal slot cover, installed on the outside frame of your computer case. (Expansion Slot Cover)

This flat piece of metal will cover where you want the PCI graphics card to be.
It has to be removed.

There are several methods that this metal cover will be attached, to the metal frame of the computer case.

[ NOTE*
The metal expansion slot cover you have to remove, will Not be inline with the PCI slot.
It will be over one slot

Once you attempt to physically install the PCI graphics card, you'll see what I am referring to ]

1) To remove this metal cover look for an + in it. A flat tipped screwdriver is installed in the +, and the screwdriver is tipped down.
(The handle of the screwdriver is tipped down)

Looking at the back of the computer the expansion slot metal cover is horizontal.
The cover is twisted in an up, and down fashion to remove.
(Twisting from the bottom of the computer, towards the top, and then back down again)

There are small metal tabs that hold the metal cover in place. You are twisting the cover to break these metal tabs.

2) The metal cover is held in place by a single Philips head screw.
Remove the screw, remove the metal expansion slot cover.

3) I don't believe the a705w had a cover plate. A cover plate is hinged on one side. Usually a single screw is removed, and this allows the cover plate to swing to one side.
This action allows removal of all expansion cards installed.

Once the metal expansion slot cover is removed, line up the contact pins of the Video Adapter Card with the PCI slot.

Insert the video adapter card straight down in the PCI slot.
Install the screw that holds the video adapter card in place, to the metal frame of the computer case.

Close the computer case.
Plug your monitor into the video adapter card.
Plug the computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

For questions please post in a Comment.

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I would check the components inside the case...sounds like something wiggled loose while you were kicking it. Open the case...first check that all the cards (pci/video/RAM) are properly seated in their slots. Next make sure the hard drive plugs havn't wiggled loose. Post back if it still doesn't work

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I have an old emachine it has a regular phone connection and i want to update it to ethernet connection can you help me?


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This is a PCI Network Card. It plugs into a PCI expansion slot on your computer. You will need to install the drivers for this network card to work properly.


How to install a network card Some newer computers come with network interfaces built in - your machine carefully for a socket that looks like a large telephone socket with a network_symbol.jpg next to it. These are sometimes hidden behind a flap or on the corner of your laptop next to the modem socket.
If you haven't got a network interface already on your machine you will have to install a network interface card. These are available to buy from the IT Service Desk.
  • USB Adaptors simply plug into a USB port.
  • PCMCIA Cards for laptops slot in a free PCMCIA slot on the side of your machine.
  • PCI Cards are a bit more fiddly and require you to open up your machine.
  • We advise that you use a USB adaptor for ease of installation
Instructions on how to fit a PCI network interface card.
  1. Shut down Windows and then turn the computer off and unplug it. Never work in your computer's insides with the power on or the power cord plugged in!
  2. Remove the cover from your computer. There are normally a number of screws on the outside of the case to remove. Put the screws someplace where they won't wander off.
  3. Find an unused expansion slot inside the computer. The expansion slots are lined up in a neat row near the back of the computer. All new computers have at least three or four slots known as PCI slots.
  4. Many older computers also have several slots known as ISA slots. You can distinguish ISA slots from PCI slots by noting the size of the slots. PCI slots are smaller than ISA slots, so you can't accidentally insert a PCI card in an ISA slot or vice versa. Figure 2 shows the different types of slots. PCI slots are white, ISA slots are black
  5. When you find the right type of slot that doesn't have a card in it, remove the metal backplate from the back of the computer's chassis. A small retaining screw holds the backplate in place. Remove the screw, pull the backplate out, keep it in a safe place in case you ever want to remove the network card.
  6. Insert the network card into the slot. Line up the connectors on the bottom of the card with the connectors in the expansion slot, and then press the card straight down. Sometimes you have to press uncomfortably hard to get the card to slide into the slot.
  7. Ignored the little cable that came with the card, you can chuck this in the bin. It is a Wake-On-LAN connector and isn't required for your card to work.
  8. Secure the network card with the screw that you removed in Step 4.
  9. Put the computer's case back together. Watch out for the loose cables inside the computer; you don't want to pinch them with the case as you slide it back on. Secure the case with the screws that you removed in Step 2.
  10. Turn the computer back on.

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