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6850 Motherboard Stuck in chasis...

I ordered a new motherboard so that I could have faster processors, but cannot get the motherboard out of the chasis. I believe that I must just slide the motherboard forward until the metal teeth throughtout the MB release the MB from it's grip. But I am not sure...

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Re: 6850 Motherboard Stuck in chasis...

There is a spring-loaded retaining pin with a blue cap in the center of the motherboard. Pull up on the cap and the motherboard can be slid forward in the case for easy removal.

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Re: 6850 Motherboard Stuck in chasis...

If there are no screws holding the motherboard to the case, remove the case cover over the bottom of the motherboard and look at the supports for the motherboard to see how the board is removed from the case. BPCS

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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