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Thread: Remove Pc slot-covers on Acer ? [FIXED]

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    Question Remove Pc slot-covers on Acer ? [FIXED]

    On a new Acer 3202 desktop Pc I want to install a Tv card. But on this PC, there is a new different kind of slot-covers (or what they are called in English)
    see (rather bad, sorry) picture?

    The covers on the back-panel that have to be removed before a card is inserted.

    Someone here tells me they must be just breaked and dragged loose. But they sit incredible tight. So when I try to break and drag, the whole
    backplate seems to begin bow. So I dont dare to put on more pressure.

    Can anyone tell me how this is done, which way you move it, or link to any illustration on the net, please


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    solved

    Have found out

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    How did you get this done?

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    Not sure of the exact ACER model, but here's a couple of pics of the rear of the cases. Some are Push-Pull Snap-out covers, others are typically screw in-out types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik View Post
    How did you get this done?
    It was not easy. I dont know what english words to use, but it was to put something tin (like tin screwdrivers) in the small holes, and break them out from below back and forth many times, until it breakes loose on 2 points at the top.

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    Cool. Good job.

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    Aahh... the old wiggle the metal til it breaks trick!

    It's common to use a set of small, long nose pliers, as using your finger/hands can result in a bloody mess! I'm still nursing sliced fingers/webbing from installing a MIDI PCI-card. Imagine PaperCut but 1000x worse!

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