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Can't remove metal covers to install graphics card?

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September 6, 2013 9:02:35 PM

Hey guys, first time builder here, I just got all of my parts in the mail and was just just about to install my graphics card when I noticed that the covers don't seem to want to move. The case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) is apparently tool-less installation of things and there are little red braces that swing off of each of the covers to let you remove them but I can't for the life of me figure out how. I don't want to bend anything because I doubt that would end well and was wondering if any of you had dealt with something like this before and had a possible solution? Thank you in advance for any and all help.

The case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 7, 2013 1:56:05 AM

Not sure if you've tried . But have you tried pulling them upwards?
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September 7, 2013 7:36:32 AM

BMOSound said:
Not sure if you've tried . But have you tried pulling them upwards?


Just tried it out they don't seem to want to move it's like they're welded into the case and I don't see any screws to take out either. Any other suggestions?

EDIT: Does any of this help? http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4912/sentey_gs_6070_ii...

One more edit: I'm a total newbie to PC building so I'm probably just making a dumb mistake and not realizing it, any ideas to something I could have easily overlooked?
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September 7, 2013 7:54:06 AM

According to your link, there are seven break-out expansion slot covers. That means you need to knock out the break-out covers with some hand tools. Place a screwdriver on the cover and strike it. Then you can twist the cover to break it free.
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September 7, 2013 8:23:46 AM

Calvin7 said:
According to your link, there are seven break-out expansion slot covers. That means you need to knock out the break-out covers with some hand tools. Place a screwdriver on the cover and strike it. Then you can twist the cover to break it free.


So I bend them inwards towards the inside of the case or outwards? (Also thanks I think you're right I had the same idea but didn't want to break anything off in case I was breaking something in the case I wasn't supposed to lol.

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