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Removing NVidia Geforce PCIe Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ianshields, Sep 10, 2011.

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  1. ianshields

    ianshields Thread Starter

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    I have already trawled the internet attempting to find a solution to something which I assume will be ridicolous simple after I figure it out, but for now, I am stuck

    Now I am attemtping to remove the PCIe Card in my Dell XPS 420 to check as my PC refuses to fire up. I have narrowed the possible fault down to either the Graphics Card (powers up but doesn't pull screen) or the Hard Drive (lots of noise but no beeps firing the CMOS). Of course before going after the Hard Drive, I thought it would be an idea to inspect the Graphics Card

    The problem looks like the PCIe Card is SOOOOO long that when I am trying to tilt it back out of its blue locator, the other end of the card is striking the Motherboard. Even as far back as it will go, the card will not budge out of the slot, and I am hoping that it trully is something entirely stupid that I am missing
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    If the "blue locator" you mention is at the back end of the card slot, this is a release latch. Press it down and then you should be able to remove the card by pulling it straight up.
     
  3. ianshields

    ianshields Thread Starter

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    Actually I have never seen this kind of release mechanism on a PCIe Slot before, it actually required me to pull the slot from the card, the locator strip had to be pulled forward before it would come up

    Entirely simple as I thought
     
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