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January 23, 2010 4:51:16 AM

i have a dell inspiron 546 minitower case
and an ati 5750 sapphire graphics card
i want to insert it in BUT in the back of the case theres
"expansion card slots" that block it
basically if u look at the case from the front then walk to the left
on the bottom left corner theres 4 long rectangles
is there anyway to remove it so i can put in my graphics card?

thanks to all
and this is really urgent

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a c 130 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 4:55:54 AM

You could always remove the one blocking the card, though this will void your warranty most likely. The most powerful Low-Profile card is the HD4650, I believe.
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January 23, 2010 4:59:00 AM

so heres the deal
im new to this

theres a black slot [===][==========================]
light tan slot [========================][===]
another [========================][===]
the black slot is being blocked by a WLAN card on the left
im guessing the black slot is the one for my graphics card and it looks like it will fit
how do i move the WLAN Card
btw the WLAN card is attached to one of thse "expansion card slots"
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:00:42 AM

can you move the WLAN card to another slot that it fits in so you could fit the graphics card in?
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January 23, 2010 5:03:43 AM

hey sorry im totally new at this my first desktop
from ur link looking at the picture of the back
how do youw remove the rectangular tab?
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:08:57 AM

those tabs should be connected via a screw and should slide out. if you dont see any screws then you should be able to pop them out.
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January 23, 2010 5:11:09 AM

ok i popped them out one thing getting in the way is one of the tabs is connected to a WLAN card which is connected to the slot i need to insert my graphics card into?
wat shuld i do
thats a black slot
there are 2 more light tan slots
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:18:30 AM

did the wlan card come out of the black pcie slot or the tan pci slot?
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January 23, 2010 5:21:03 AM

it was and is in the blac pci slot
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January 23, 2010 5:23:07 AM

well can i move the WLAN card out of the black
and into the tan one?
will my internet still work?
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a c 217 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:24:55 AM

If you could take a picture and show us, it would help a lot.
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:26:04 AM

youve got a small problem... the 5750 needs a pcie slot and so dose your wlan card. you only have one slot and will have to choose between the video card or wlan unfortunately.
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January 23, 2010 5:29:16 AM

umm i found a small black slot that is the same size as the space the wlan provided
i think its called a 1x? and the one it was using was a 16x?
can i put it in on the 1x?
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January 23, 2010 5:30:22 AM

thanks for replying bystander i might post one tmrw if my problem still isnt solved
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:31:43 AM

oh your mobo has a x1 pcie slot, i missed that. well if the wlan can fit into that slot then everyting will work out.
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January 23, 2010 5:38:02 AM

ok so now im worrying if my new 500watt thermaltake psu will fit
and my wlan and graphics cards SIDE the side with the thing that rests on the top of the tabs
doesn rest on the top of the tab perfectly
does that mean its not put in rihgt?
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:44:20 AM

maybe the cards did not get pushed all the way down into their slots. the link in my post 2 posts up has detailed instructions and some troubleshooting help.
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January 23, 2010 5:52:55 AM

that one looks exactly like it thanks im going to try this tmrw im currently busy hopefully it will work im testing out internet with the wlan card on the 1x slot
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January 23, 2010 3:10:12 PM

hey i ran into a new problem
i set up my new thermaltake psu
i set up my sapphire ati 5750 graphics card
but now i get an error when i boot up
i forgot the exact error but its something about cant detect something to boot with
Sata 0
sata 1
sata 2
sata 3
something like that
please help
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 3:13:41 PM

Check that you didn't knock the HDD's connectors loose from either the back of the HDD or the motherboard interface.
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January 23, 2010 3:17:16 PM

im pretty positive i plugged everything in really hard and it fits

heres the error
No boot device avaiible
SATA 0 : none
SATA 1: none
SATA 2; none
SATA 3: none
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 3:53:38 PM

Does it show up in the POST screen?
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January 23, 2010 3:56:19 PM

im sorry wats the post screen?
right when i boot up its the first thing it shows
it doesnt sho ANYTHIGN else
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 4:00:22 PM

Power On Self Test, IIRC. You may have to hit the TAB key or disable the logo screen via BIOS to see it but re check the connectors first.
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January 23, 2010 4:05:26 PM

how do i disable the logo screen
all i get is the no boot device available screen
and hitting tab doesnt do anything
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January 23, 2010 4:07:38 PM

do you think i just got a bad psu?
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:06:08 PM

Try taking the new card out and seeing if the machine boots without it.
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a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 5:59:36 PM

It would not hirt to recheck/replug each connection. If its not detecting a booting device experiment with different esata power plugs and different esata cables.
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January 23, 2010 6:50:21 PM

thank you everyone i think i solved my problem
a blue wire got unplugged in the switching psu processs
the blue wire connects the mobo to the hdd
thank you everyone
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 6:57:18 PM

jaypeepee said:
thank you everyone i think i solved my problem
a blue wire got unplugged in the switching psu processs
the blue wire connects the mobo to the hdd
thank you everyone

The old 'connection re-check' eh? :lol:  , glad to hear you got it sorted!

Happy gaming.

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January 23, 2010 7:09:07 PM

thank you to you both :]
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