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How do I get the side panel off to change the graphics card? It doesnt have any screws on the back, and i can't get the case open.

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How to install riser card compaq evo



Finding a compatible graphics cards may be a daunting task if you know little about your computer's components and technical specifications. To find a video card that is compatible with your system, you'll need to uncover information about your motherboard and power supply by opening your case and peeking inside. From there, you can perform additional research and make an informed determination of the types of graphics cards compatible with your computer. If your warranty is still in place, consult your computer manufacturer or builder to obtain the information you need

Physically open your case and examine the number and types of slots on your motherboard. Unplug any cables connected to your computer prior to removing the side panel, but make a note of where your monitor connects. Remove your case's left side panel (when facing the front of the case). You may need to remove screws or to adjust latches. Please see your case or computer manual if you are unsure how to remove the side panel. Locate the current graphics card. By matching the port your monitor plugs into with the graphics card, you should be able to easily locate your video card. If you have an on-board graphics chip, the monitor will not connect with a card but with ports directly on the motherboard. Measure your case interior and the card slot. Make a note of how long the current card is. You must also measure for prospective maximum expansion card length. For example, if you measure 7.5 inches from the slot cover to the nearest obstruction (obstructions may include other slots, chips, or the processor), you will not be able to buy a card that measures 8.5 inches in length. The card you install must not affect any other components on the motherboard. Write down any brand name or model number so that you can verify the measurements by researching the card's specifications. Locate a serial number, brand name or product number for your motherboard and write it down so that you can research the motherboard and its specifications. Locate your power supply. Generally, the power supply will be in the upper-left corner of the case. Power cables connected to your drives, your motherboard and possibly your video card will run to the power cable. Make a note of the wattage, the brand name, and any model number. Perform research to verify the power supply's specs. Replace the side panel, and plug in all cables. Find a graphics card that will work with your motherboard and power supply and fit the motherboard's measurements. The card should both fit into the slot physically and be designed for the type of slot on your computer. Ensure that the card has drivers for your operating system. Hope this helps.
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Jan 01, 2013 | Compaq Evo D510 PC Desktop

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How can i open the case


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

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A computer case holds major hardware components such as a motherboard, hard drives and expansion cards.


Desktop cases come in a variety of designs but they all share a similar feature; the motherboard is fastened in the special tray attached to one internal side panel of the case. Typically you need to open the opposite side panel to access the inside of the case.


Switch off the computer.


Unplug the power cords from the back panel of the computer and from all attached peripherals.


Depending on your computer's set up, you might also need to disconnect other cables and peripherals, including keyboard/mouse, network and video cables.


Turn the computer around to face its back panel.

Unscrew two screws on that fasten the side right panel of the case.


Modern cases typically use thumbscrews; loosen and then remove such screws with your fingers. Other cases employ release buttons that you need to push.


Consult your computer owner's manual if in doubt.

Slide the case side panel back to open the case.


Hope this helps.




Nov 21, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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My gateway profile 4 all in one has a totally white screen with no display. Rebooted with normal


before thinking about replacing the video card

Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they might be faulty


if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty


even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems

computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket

if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free


restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard

if you need to replace the video card it will be attached to the rear of the vga lead inside your computer usually in a pga slot


Remove your computer's cables.

Turn your computer around so the back faces you.

Remove the two screws on the computer holding the right side of your computer to the case.

On many models of gateway computers, you only need to remove the screws with your hand. Remove the right side of the case to expose the interior.


Unscrew the metal plate of your old graphics card holding it to your computer's case. Remove the card by sliding it out of the motherboard.

Slide your new graphics card into the slot from where you removed the old one. Screw the metal plate to your computer's case.
Reassemble your computer and connect its cables
hope this helps

Aug 02, 2012 | Gateway Profile 4 All In One (MPN...

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I want to open the back of the case to install a sound card


Hello you only need to remove two screws at the back on the right side cover of the tower when you are facing the back of your desktop


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after removing two screws.. slide the side cover all the way to the direction of the back of your desktop.

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Once remove, you can access the slot where sound card is installed and simply pull up the sound card (assuming you are not using your onboard sound card and you are using a pci sound card)

Apr 27, 2011 | Acer Gateway DX4840-07 GTW6 Desktop...

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Gateway dx4320. want to install sata card. have side panel off but the metal tab for the card opening is not screwed in like older computers but seem to still be attached by small connections to the rear...


I found a picture of the rear of the case and it looks as if there's 2 screw that hold the right side of the case on, if you're looking at the back of the case.
I really wish manufacturers would put thumb screws on the cases instead of actual screws.

Mar 16, 2011 | Gateway DX4320-45 (99802063979) PC Desktop

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How do i replace the graphics card/ motherboard in my hp G60-121WM. Need disassembly steps


1 . Before beginning any work on your computer, be sure to turn it completely off and then remove all connected cords or cables.

2 . To get to the old graphics card the side panel of your computer's case must be removed. Most cases will have two screws that must be taken out at the top and bottom of the panel. Some cases will alternately have a twist off knob on the side instead of screws that simply needs to be turned several times until the panel slides off.

3 . Once the panel is removed it is time to take out the old graphics card. The card will typically be held in place by a single screw connected to the case. Remove this screw and then simply pull the card straight out.

4 . The new card is installed easily by pushing it into the correct slot on your motherboard and then putting the screw back in place. Depending on your motherboard, the card will either be connected to a PCI, PCI Express, or AGP card slot. The slots do not change the way that the card is installed, but it is important to make sure you have the correct type of card for the correct slot. A PCI card will not fit in an AGP slot and vice versa.

5 . Place the side panel back on your computer's case and re-attach the screws or turn the twist knob until snug. Plug back in any cords or cables that were removed and power your computer back on.

6 . A new graphics card will need to have drivers installed so that it works properly with your operating system. If your graphics card came with a CD, insert the CD into your computer and follow the on screen prompts to install the software. If your graphics card did not come with a CD then Windows may prompt you automatically to search for drivers to install


Hope the above information will be helpful to you.
Thanks.

Dec 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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What do i do if my computer monitor goes blank and turns on and the cords are all the way plugged in...is it the tower or monitors problem??


Hi There !!

Thank you for writing to Fixya.com

The monitor turn off & tun back on automatically, are the symptoms of Faulty Driver for graphic card, or Faulty Graphic Card & even could be the monitor it self. My suggestion would be to first, Uninstall & reinstall the drivers of the graphic card. If still problem persist you might need to replace the Graphic Card. But 80% of the times, drivers causes these kind of issues.

Steps how to change the Graphic Card:

  1. Static electricity can seriously damage the components inside a computer. To avoid this you must ensure you are grounded when operating inside your computer. One way to do this is to purchase an anti-static wrist strap which you should wear at all times. The wrist-strap plugs into an electrical socket which will automatically discharge the static electricity in your body.
  2. The graphics card or video card translates information into the graphics and text that appear on the monitor screen.
  3. Most motherboards now include a slot specifically designed for the graphics adapter called the AGP slot. This stands for Advanced Graphics Port.
  4. Modern graphics adapters usually incorporate some memory right on the card to improve their performance.
  5. To get into the tower you will have to remove the panel which is on the right hand side when viewing the tower from the back. Open this side of computer case by removing the screws at the back of the tower which are holding it in place. Then simply slide the panel off.
  6. Locate the old card on the motherboard and remove it by firmly lifting it out of the slot it occupies. Insert the new card, ensuring it is firmly pushed into the slot. Note: Some AGP ports have sliding locks that hold graphics cards in place. If your card is reluctant to come out or won't stay in, check if your port has these. If it does, use a screwdriver or your fingers to pull it to the right (open) or left (close). Make sure it clicks before removing or adding the card to minimize the risk of damaging the new card or your motherboard.
  7. Replace the tower's side panel, switch the computer on and install appropriate software that came with the new card.

Hope all these steps will help.

Regard's
Anurag Shukla

Sep 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Computer turns on but can't get anything to display on monitor


Good day sir/ma'am, it looks like the problem is in the Memory, not your video card. open your pc access lid usually on the side. and locate your RAM. its usually a long flat module mounted on the motherboard. on its side press the lock to release the module, then reinsert it again. test. if still doesnt work remove it and clean the contact by an eraser. yes eraser, just like you are erasing the foil contact. do it on both side. replace it again then test. if still does not work do it several times. you may try to reseat the video card if its an expansion card. if it is built-in. just leave it. hope this may solve it. if you have any more questions feel free to ask. thanks.

Jul 15, 2009 | Everex GA3400 PC Desktop

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Counter Strike Graphics 'Set Pixal Format Failed'


Hi :)

When you updated your graphics card and ran CSCZ it tried to run the game from its previous setting and found they had changed. upon realizing this CSCZ may have changed its graphisc setup to your new graphics card which as you said is unsupported.

in this case all you can do is purchase a better graphics card than your old one that is on the supported graphics card list or you can re install your old graphics card. inorder to do this you would have to physically change the old graphics card back into your computer (which it sounds like youve done) and now when you run CSCZ it doesnt work? if this is the case you might have to reconfigure CSCZ to your old graphics card.

In order to do this:

it may be as as simple as checking the root file and finding a Config.exe or something to that extent that when you open it it has options on how to run the graphics for the game if this is the case change the settings and try again it should work)

It may be as thorough as un installing the game and re installing it when your old graphics card is in the tower (note this method might be tried by the new card aswell...)

NOTE make sure that if you installed your new graphics card that it has its driver installed or even try to go the manufacturers website and download a newer driver for it (if this isnt just out of the store)

GL

Brad

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Install HD3870 graphic card


Follow these steps:

Uninstall current graphics card drivers. Before you install your new card, you'll need to uninstall your current graphics card's drivers to avoid any potential conflicts. Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Under the Hardware tab, find the button to open the Device Manager. Your graphics card should be listed under the Display Adapter heading. Double-click the name of your graphics card to open a properties window for your current card. Last step: Under the Driver tab, click the Uninstall button.


Remove old card. Turn off your PC and unplug it from the wall. Open the case Make sure you first ground yourself by first touching a metal part of your PC case or by wearing an antistatic wrist strap. (Grounding yourself will prevent you from getting shocked and from unintentionally damaging your PC's components.) If you are replacing a graphics card, you'll need to remove a small screw attached to the back plate prior to taking out the card.

Install new card. It wouldn't hurt to page through your new card's instruction manual at this point. Then, take your new graphics card out of its foil wrapper and slide it into your motherboard's slot. Press down firmly with even force until it is securely in place (your system won't boot up unless the card is in all the way). Screw it into the back plate and close up your case.

Install new drivers. Turn on your PC and install the drivers. Windows XP should automatically recognize the new hardware and walk you through the installation wizard. If Windows doesn't detect the card, click Settings from the Start menu. Open the Control Panel and click Add Hardware. From there, a wizard will help you install the new drivers from the CD that came bundled with your new card. It's a good idea to check the graphic card vendor's Web site for more up-to-date drivers, just in case the vendor has released drivers since manufacturing your card. Once you've downloaded the drivers, simply restart your PC. Now, you're ready to start gaming.

If this doesnt work, then your card is BAD.

Dec 29, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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