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Asus Expansion Slots Soldered?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cookandmilkies, Aug 12, 2011.

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  1. cookandmilkies

    cookandmilkies Thread Starter

    Jun 19, 2011
    I just got a new GTX 560ti graphics card and I'm ready to install it into my ASUS Essentio CM1630 but when I went to take out the metal slot coverings on the expansion ports, I was disappointed to see that they are solder in place at 3 different points. I looked for everything, a button, a screw a lever, to release these but the only thing holding them in place is the solder. Is there something im missing? If not, how can I remove these? Thanks a bunch!
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    You just have to break them off, they should move fairly easily with the aid of a screw driver or needle nose pliers in one direction and then just bend/wiggle it loose.
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