Pci-e card won't fit into pci x16 slot

Ive just brought a TP link TL-WDN4800 and it won't fit into my x16 slot when it should, by the looks of it the first of the 3 bottom bits gets in the way. Could I shorten it without it breaking my network adapter?
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    what the make and model of the motherboard, or post a pic
  2. Gigabyte 78lmt-usb3
  3. are you sure you are using the x16 slot and not the pci slot?
  4. I've got it fitted now, thanks
  5. xWebster said:
    I've got it fitted now, thanks

    How did you fix the issue , I have the same problem ?
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