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A8N5X - Removing a PCI-E video card

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November 27, 2007 10:12:17 PM

I'm trying to remove a PCI-E video card from my mobo but broke the plastic clip thing at the end. No matter how hard I pull, the video card won't budge. Does anyone know how the locking mechanism works and how I can get my video card out?
November 28, 2007 1:26:03 PM

How did you break the plastic clip? The plastic clip should be pushed to one side so the card can come out.
November 30, 2007 12:24:46 PM


catch 22. if you could see the PCIe connector, you could remove
the card. but, to see the connector, you ALMOST need to
remove the motherboard from the case.

i haven't studied the clip, but i know what you mean, you
sort of have to "jimmy" the card to remove it, even with AGP.

if you could look at someone else' A8N5X, or any motherboard
with a similar PCIe connector, you could manipulate the broken
plastic piece so it'll let the card go loose.

a dentist's mirror (good thing to have in a toolbox), or some other
small-mirror-held-at-an-angle kind of tool would be helpful.
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November 30, 2007 1:00:49 PM

also check to make sure the card is not still held to the case with a screw, becasue if the clip is broken it should come right out.
i realy see no reaon for the clip there except to let you know when your card is seated in the slot. a little force is maybe needed, not too much.
February 19, 2012 10:26:05 AM

u need 2 stick anothor clip 2 d connector if u can see it
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