8600gt won't leave the motherboard

as you can see i have a HP m9250f

and i can't seem to take out the 8600gt, i've unscrewed the screw, tried yanking it out so many times and i found a mini lever on the back, i tried that but it still wouldn't budge

does anyone know how i can take it out?

btw the motherboard is ASUS IPIBL-LB
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  1. You gotta be kidding me......

    HOLD THE LEVER DOWN AND PULL........

    Not trying to be sarcastic but I have never heard of this issue.....
  2. that's what i did but it still won't budge

    here's a photo of my motherboard

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01324212#

    you see that PCI E black line there, and there seems to be a mini black lever, is that it?

    i've tried pulling it up and down which way is it?
  3. NOOOO... don't pull it up or down.... if the motherboard is in front of you you pull it towards you......

    Just pull..you will be fine.....it cannot be stuck unless there is a lever that needs to be lowered or raised to release the card...
  4. ok so basically my desktop is laying on it's side, and only the right side opens up, kinda the opposite to other computers so the pwoer supply is on the top right of the desktop and graphic card is under it so you probably understand now

    ok the clamp only goes up and down that's it, no matter how hard i try, it won't budge, i tried looking at some youtube videos, those were way too easy, i'm trying to copy them but with no such luck

    it's suppose to be easy, i don't know why it's not coming out

    i wasted like 5 hours on this

    if you have any information please share
  5. I circled the lever that you need to pull. Pull it in the direction of the arrow I drew. You don't pull it up or down you pull it sideways.

    http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5915/moboe.jpg
  6. You've probably checked but at the back of the case is it screwed down? (i.e DVI/DSUB end of the card) If so remove that screw. Otherwise some cards and boards are grippier than others. have you tried wiggling it end to end as you pull (not side to side).
  7. the weird thing about this case is that there is no screw that is horizontal, it's vertical when the case is standing, there are no screws that i can see that might be holding this card behind

    it's so hard to pull out, when the case is sideways, the force it took me to pull was so intense like when i pull on the graphic card, the whole case came up too and believe me no components were taken out

    am i suppose to use a stronger force or less force

    i'm pretty sure i'm doing this wrong since i looked up on google and no person so far had this problem that has this motherboard and case also
  8. @ edeawillrule

    that's exactly what i've been doing, maybe i've said it wrong but that's what i was talking about, i was tlaking about it going up and down probably my case was standing up, i tried bending it all the way to the left, all the way to the right, but with no such luck

    but i'll try harder to see if there's another problem

    but for the meantime, you know at the back of the graphics card, you know how there are hdmi, and vga plugs that go into that graphic card and they're usually in this silver/chrome colour and sortof rectangular shaped

    do they have anything that's holding on to the graphics card?

    plz and thank you
  9. Take a couple of pictures of your mobo at ALL angles so we can see what we are working with......
  10. more photos

    http://img29.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=p1020872t.jpg

    9 in total

    hope it helps

    by the way the last 2 shows one with a screw and one without
  11. Are you sure there is no more screws holding it in the slot?
  12. i'm pretty sure of it

    it's a 8600gt

    but it's a one i've never seen before
  13. Does it al least move a lil bit? Don't be afraid of pulling the card out... I would PUUULLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol.... i dont see why the card does not want to leave the mobo....
  14. give me an example of how much force you would use to pull it out

    it's really pissing me off this thing
  15. Dude i would yank the crap out of it... when i say pull i mean PUUULLLL!!!!!!! lol

    But if should not require much force to un-latch..... this is kinda wierd.....

    Look closely at the pci slot and make sure that you do not have a lever holding it in place.... if the bracket screw is removed then all i can say is PULL!!!! it should not break nor damage anything.....
  16. quick question, am i suppose to take out this screw?

    http://img149.imageshack.us/i/p1020859.jpg/

    i'm thinking it'ss the main problem cause it's right beside the video card, TV tuner etc
  17. I dont think you need to remove the tuner screw but I would remove ALL screws and then replace them once the video card is out
  18. ok i found out the problem, you see that screw that i didn't take out?

    that was the problem, it's blocking the video card

    thx for your help people
  19. Finally!!!! woohooooooooo !!!!!!
  20. What a noob...

    Tomshardware is like a noob magnet.
  21. You are a Troll, trust me thats worse than a noob.........

    I remember back when you called me a spammer, to this date I have not seen one post of yours directed towards helping someone out......Nor have I seen you post anything positive... Why do you come here to Toms in the first place?
  22. OvrClkr said:
    You are a Troll, trust me thats worse than a noob.........

    I remember back when you called me a spammer, to this date I have not seen one post of yours directed towards helping someone out......Nor have I seen you post anything positive...

    You are a spammer, trust me thats worse than a Troll.........

    You cannot deny that you are not a spammer… 1700 post in one mouth that is creepy....
    OvrClkr said:
    Why do you come here to Toms in the first place?

    I come to Tomshardware just to have fun. Also trolls never help other people and never post something positive.
  23. Well you are entitled to you own opinion, I know I am not a spammer as I have been on Tom's almost 24/7 helping peeps and learning as I go.....

    On the other hand if you have no knowledge nor the will to help or get help... Then I really don't know why you waste your time here instead of doing something productive with your life......
  24. successful_troll said:
    Also trolls never help other people and never post something positive.


    :lol:
  25. thx OvrClkr

    you were the most helpful person out of anyone here

    and you're not a spammer

    once again thank you
  26. OvrClkr said:
    Well you are entitled to you own opinion, I know I am not a spammer as I have been on Tom's almost 24/7 helping peeps and learning as I go.....

    On the other hand if you have no knowledge nor the will to help or get help... Then I really don't know why you waste your time here instead of doing something productive with your life......

    You waste almost 24/7 off your life instead of doing something productive... go away loser…
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