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Cannot get ATI Radeon 5570 out of case

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March 15, 2011 11:39:30 PM

Now this is probably a very stupid question, but I'm very new to upgrading a computer and this is my first time. I have a new NVIDIA GTX 275 to replace my old ATI RADEON 5570. The problem is I can't get it out of the case...I unscrewed one that was on the outside, near the HDMI port, is that it? Are there any other screws that I need to remove? The graphics card won't budge, but since this is an HP computer that's being upgraded for the first time, a bunch of the parts would probably be really stiff. Is that the only screw I need to remove? I don't want to risk pulling too hard and damaging the card somehow.

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March 16, 2011 12:59:33 AM

it is pci express and usually there is a tab on the card bus (not the card) that you need to push on and some come out at an angle and some just come straight out you should not have to put any major pressure on the card or board hope that helps you
March 17, 2011 8:40:21 PM

What is the card bus?
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March 17, 2011 9:01:20 PM

I took out a screw that might be holding it in (was on the outside of the card, visible from the back of the tower without opening it up). Where would this tab be? The card still won't budge
March 17, 2011 9:10:20 PM

the tab would be in this location look at the blue card bus and then look at the end of the bus at the white tabs there are 3 pci-e 2.0 card buses on this board two are blue and one is white but all three of the buses have the tab i am talking about what board or pc do you have mabey a bit more info would help.
March 17, 2011 9:12:58 PM

I have a IPIEL-LA3 motherboard, is that the info you're looking for? Sorry, I'm very new to this...
March 17, 2011 9:17:39 PM

ok so i see the board you have and you are using the top black slot correct if so look at the end of the slot and push on the black plastic tab (to the right) of the slot that is the slot with the card in it that you are trying to remove.
March 17, 2011 9:20:30 PM

Oh I see it. It's on my compputer too. How do I move it? Do I just fidget with it until it gives way? I don't want to break it
March 17, 2011 9:23:21 PM

well sometimes it can be brittle so gently push in on it towards the board while at the same time pulling on the card remember i said some card come out at an angle or some just come streight out so push and pull push on the tab and pull on the card at the same time
March 17, 2011 9:26:42 PM

sorry i should have looked up your card yes your will come out at an angle because it has the hook on the end of the card bus pull on the end oppsit of the tab in which you are pushing
March 17, 2011 9:48:24 PM

did you get the card out????????
March 17, 2011 9:55:05 PM

Lol I just left for a snack, I'll keep at it now. Do you mean to push the tab in the direction of the board? It doesn't seem to go that only goes along the x and y axes (with the board being the x-y plane).
March 17, 2011 9:57:05 PM

Arg accidentally broke a capacitor on the old card...put pressure on it by mistake. Sigh oh well, I'll just be more careful now.
March 17, 2011 10:16:33 PM

well i have seen a few that you just pull on but most of them just push on the tab and pull on the card
March 17, 2011 10:19:04 PM

go here this will show you

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March 17, 2011 10:35:42 PM

Click on this link:

Then select the photo of this motherboard that shows a straight down view of the board.....

Then zoom in on the Large Dark BLUE PCI-E connector. You'll see "M4A88T-M" label Just below that connector.

See that "tab" at the Right end of the card. You need to pull this tab back just a bit while pulling out the Video Card.

March 17, 2011 10:38:51 PM

if that did not help you then i am coming to your house to do it for you young man
March 17, 2011 11:14:22 PM

OK I understand I'll try it out as soon as I'm near the computer again. I think the card itself might just be really tightly in place. It took a lot of effort to disconnect some parts of my old power supply as well. It is an HP built computer.
March 22, 2011 12:56:30 AM

Best answer selected by dm287.
March 22, 2011 12:56:32 AM

Done! Thanks for your help.