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Windows 7: case woes

05 Jul 2010   #1
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
case woes

Hey guys vierasniper here, i got a quick question for you. im also wondering if this is the right place to post the question. i recently bought a gtx 260 by bgf and im trying to install it. heres where the problems start, i have no idea how to remove the metal plates in the back of my computer. its a sore bough pc, the model is a ET1331g
by emachines, i attached some pictures of how the back looks. i tried google, youtube, but everyone is boasting about their huge tool-less cases. i also tried customer support but they were pretty useless. any help guys?

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05 Jul 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No worries, lol. They actually are held on several areas around each plate. You have to actually break them out. It shouldn't take too much to break them loose. A Guy
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05 Jul 2010   #3
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Try sticking a screwdriver into the holes that look like a "+" and wiggle things around until they break off.
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05 Jul 2010   #4
MK2

 
 

Hi,

It looks like on the outside of the case there is a metal strip on top of the pci brackets
that you'll have to remove first.
After that you'll have to move the bracket carefully back and forwards untill it releases
from the case itself because it is still attached to the case a bit on the left side.
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05 Jul 2010   #5
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thanks for the heads up. the card is not low profile, is it gonna take one slot or 2?
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05 Jul 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

If this is your card, you'll need to remove two.


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05 Jul 2010   #7
MK2

 
 

Normally a 260gtx card will take up the space of two slots.
The metal strip on top of the slots/brackets holds the card in place.
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05 Jul 2010   #8
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yes that is my card!!! thhanks derek. bringing to you live as it happens, i removed two of the slots, but theres a metal strip in the middle thats in the way. i posted some pics. its a tight fit as it is and that strip is in the way. can i remove it or is there a way around it?

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05 Jul 2010   #9
MK2

 
 

Maybe it's a tight fit, but it should fit like it is now.
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05 Jul 2010   #10
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

alright, ima give it a try ans see what happens. thanks for the help and the heads up.
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