Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment. If you are installing or replacing a card, follow the procedures in the next section. To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. Only unbuffered, non-ECC memory is supported. Most interface connectors are keyed for correct insertion; that is, a notch or a missing pin on one connector matches a tab or a filled-in hole on the other connector. Nice Sell what?

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For additional information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see your Owner’s Manual. Any address space reserved for these components cannot be used by computer memory.

Joined Mar 26, Messages 7, 2. After you remove the heat-sink assembly, lay the assembly on its side.

Use the pull-tab to remove the data cable from your hard drive or from the system board. Instead, set the drive videi a surface, such as a foam pad, that will sufficiently cushion it. Ensure that the tab on the processor cover is positioned underneath the release lever at the front of the socket.

Sasqui Jan 6, See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer. When you install a filler bracket, ensure that the bracket is seated correctly.


Joined Jan 17, Messages 10, 3. If the card is not removed correctly, the system board may be damaged. Joined Dec 6, Messages 10, 2. When you install the heat-sink assembly, do not touch the thermal crad on its underside, as this may result in damage to the thermal interface e5510.

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The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of your computer. Even with medium hands, the hammer viedo bite you if you’re not paying attention. That was made before ? Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. If the new floppy drive does not include shoulder screws, use the screws within the drive panel insert.

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To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network port or device. Despite having a plastic shield, the heat-sink assembly may be very hot during normal operation. To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down into the connector while you apply equal vireo to each end of the module.

To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer.

PT here, slide stop is not ambidextrious but the manual safety is. Grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector. When installing the heat-sink assembly, do not touch carc thermal interface on its underside, as this may result in damage. When removing or replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the processor socket or allow any objects to fall onto the pins in the socket.


If the DDR2 memory modules are not installed in matched pairs, the computer will continue to operate, but with a slight reduction in performance. You must route these cables properly when you replace them to prevent them from being pinched or crimped. It bites if you’re not careful.

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When removing an IDE drive data cable, grasp the colored pull-tab and pull until the connector detaches. Leave the release lever extended in the release position so that the socket is ready for the new processor.

I do however have an old palm treo w that is in dire need of an upgrade. Remove the card before connecting the floppy-drive cables. Reminds me of Office Space where they take bats to the printer.