Removing video card - don't understand how clip works

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Old 01-27-20, 12:27 PM
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Removing video card - don't understand how clip works

I need to remove the video card on one of my computers but it's connected to the motherboard with a clip and I don't know what to do with the clip. It feels like I'll break it by attempting to bend or swing it. It doesn't seem to swing, bend or slide. So I don't know what I'm supposed to do to the clip to release the video card. Pull it? Push it? Bend it - which way, up, down, back? It's obvious that it'll break if you use the wrong technique. The manual is saying "Gently push back on the lever on the slot and then lift the card straight out from the slot." which I've tried, with no success. It's also showing different kinds of clips so the manual is no help: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/48...page=18#manual

Pic: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_i...overview-l.jpg

In the photo, the video card slot is the light blue one just left of the middle of the motherboard. The clip is shown at the bottom of the slot. When the computer is standing upright the clip is on the right end of the slot.
 
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01-27-20, 04:04 PM
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Show us a photo of the card and clip.
 
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Usually you spring the clip sideways enough to disengage it from the board. Then pull the cards up starting at the edge where the hole is enough to misalign the hole so it doesn't re-engage. Then pull the card.

Even if the clip itself snaps off, it's no big deal, the new card will still install.
 
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Using your picture as a reference, the tab swings to the right (kinda counter clockwise-ish). If you look closely at the tab in the picture, as the card is installed it pushes down on that ski jump looking thing that points to the left in the middle of the tab, which forces it to the right. After the card is seated that ski jump thing springs back and locks the card in place. You just do the opposite to remove it.

If it is a tight fit then there is a lot of friction on the tab. Try pushing down on the card where it is unsupported by the slot (and thus pivoting the top of the card up from the slot) this might reduce the friction enough for you to pull the plastic tab to the right.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkrPxUXRbV0

Go to about 3:30 on this video.
 
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Dixie for the win!


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Dixie2012: That's perfect, it has my tab. Thanks! Card has been removed.
 
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