PCI adapter removal and installation - NetVista 8181, 8303, 8304, 8312

This document provides information and instructions for installing and removing adapters. Your computer has three expansion slots for PCI adapters and one slot used for an AGP adapter. Adapters must be low profile. Your computer supports adapters up to 168 mm (6.6 inches) long.

Note: The AGP port is disabled on some systems. If there is a plug in your AGP port, the port may not be used.

Installing an adapter

  1. Remove the cover. For additonal information, click here.
  2. Pivot one of the drive bay latch handles toward the front of the computer and then pivot the drive bay cage upward, as shown, until it is latched in the up position. Repeat this procedure for the remaining drive bay.

    removing drive bays

  3. Remove the support bar by pulling it outward from the computer.

    removing the support bar

  4. Remove the adapter-slot-cover latch and the slot cover for the appropriate expansion slot.

    installing adapter

  5. Remove the adapter from its static-protective package.
  6. Install the adapter into the appropriate slot on the system board.
  7. Install the adapter-slot-cover latch.

    installing adapter

  8. Clear any cables that might impede the replacement of the drive bays.
  9. Replace the support bar and pivot the two drive bays back to their original positions.
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