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Can't remove the CPU cover to install a network card

I'm trying to remove the cover to my Acer 8000-333A CPU so I can install a network card for DSL internet access. I recently inherited this computer from a friend who'd had a wireless card installed. I've unscrewed 3 spring-loaded screws from the back of the computer, and found the lock/unlock switch at the top left, but I can't get the cover off to reach the network card space. Please help! Thanks.

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Unlock the switch then pull the cover in back direction.

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  3. Power off the PC, and insert the RAM memory.
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Suddenly network card stopped work. can't connect internet


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If the system still does not find your wifi card, the card might be bad.

*** Sometimes the wireless card will be under the keyboard or palmrest instead of the bottom of the computer.

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sounds like your wireless network card is failing or has a bad connection. suggest you power down your laptop, turn it over and remove the access panel for the memory and network card. remove the memory to make easier access to the wireless card and check for loose connections to the board and the antenna. if this looks good take the card out, use an eraser and lightly scrub the gold contacts on the card itself. when all the contacts are shiny again reinstall and test again to see if the issue is resolved. (do not install the cover) if it is resolved, install the cover and if not you can buy a replacement for this for under 20 dollars on eBay. make sure you purchase one that is listed as buy it now and new in package. the drivers should but do not have to be part of the sale. here is a good listing.
http://cgi.ebay.com/WiFi-Bluetooth-PCI-E-Network-Card-Acer-Aspire-One-/130407544956?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5ce5387c#ht_2367wt_905
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I have a D-link DSL-500T modem, when i connect it to my Acer GX260 pc , i got this error ' Network Cable Unplugged' . I have try changing the cable but i got the same error. Then i try interchange the...


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If you are using Windows 7, then the following link will include the steps about troubleshooting your network adapter card.
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It sounds like your network card was damaged by a power surge, most likely what brew the power supply too. When you power up the PC now the network card tries to start and kills the network line going to the router, when PC is off the card does not short and the router works like it should. You should be able to put a new network card in a open slot in the pc and connect that one to your router.

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Option 1

Ethernet line
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Cons: Wires must be physically routed requiring drilling through walls or passing through vent openings.

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Router
Cat 5 ethernet cable from router to ACER and to your HOST PC
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Option 2
Wireless
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Cons: prone to interference, less secure, setting up security protocols can be cumbersome

What you'll need:
Wireless Router/Access Point(AP)
Wirless adapter for remote PC (ACER)
Someone who is knowledgable about Wireless security to setup the firewall settings in the router.

OK so now that you have the options you can decide which is best for you.

Ethernet : If your willing to drill holes or pass through vents this will give you a faster connection
Wireless: This makes for a no mess/no fuss connection but at the expense of security and potential interference from cordless phones etc..

If you need help setting up your Network connection after you decide which you'd like please feel free to ask.

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