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Installing System Components 105
5 Open the expansion-card latch adjacent to the slot. See
NOTE: Keep this bracket in case you need to remove the expansion card.
Filler brackets must be installed over empty expansion-card slots to maintain
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the system.
The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper
cooling and airflow inside the system.
Prepare the card for installation.
See the documentation that came with the card for information on
configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise
customizing it for your system.
If you are installing a full-length expansion card (slot 2), thread the end of
the card into the expansion card guide.
Insert the card into the expansion card connector on the system board and
press down firmly. Ensure that the card’s metal tab is inserted in the
expansion card tab slot.
See Figure 3-15.
Close the expansion-card latch to secure the card in the system.
CAUTION: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over
the cards can prevent the system cover from closing properly or cause damage to
Connect any expansion-card cables for the new card.
See the documentation that came with the card for information about its
Replace the expansion card stabilizer. See "Installing the Expansion Card
Stabilizer" on page 81.
Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 80.
Place the system upright on a flat surface.
Reattach any peripherals and connect the system to an electrical outlet.
Turn on the system and attached peripherals.
Install any device drivers required for the card as described in the
documentation for the card.
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