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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
Upgrading your VAIO computer
Inserting a PCI add-on board
Your computer has open PCI expansion slots. These slots enable you to install add-on boards to expand the
functionality of your system.
Add-on board configuration can vary.
To insert an add-on board, proceed as follows:
1 Shut down your computer and turn off all peripheral
devices, such as your printer.
2 Unplug your computer and any peripheral devices.
3 Remove the side cover as described in Opening the
side cover (page 70).
4 Locate one of the two available expansion slots.
5 Remove the screw, and then remove the slot cover, as
6 Install the add-on board by plugging it into the
expansion slot and secure it with the screw from the
expansion slot, as shown:
7 Attach any internal cables that the board requires (see
the manual that came with the add-on board).
8 Replace the side cover as described in Closing the side
cover (page 77).
9 Reconnect all peripheral devices and the power cord,
and then turn on the computer.
✍ Make sure you observe the proper safety precautions when you add boards to
your VAIO computer.