Installing or replacing the PCI card - ThinkCentre M81 (type 0268, 1730, 4166, 4169, 5030, 5048, 5069, 7517)
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the "Important safety information" in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to install or replace a PCI card. Your computer has two standard PCI card slots, one PCI Express x1 card slot, and one PCI Express x16 graphics card slot.
To install or replace a PCI card, do the following:
Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets.
At the rear of the computer, press the release button 1 to open the card latch 2 .
Figure 1: Opening the PCI card latch
Depending on whether you are installing or replacing a PCI card, do one of the following: a. If you are installing a PCI card, remove the appropriate metal slot cover. b. If you are replacing an old PCI card, grasp the old card that is currently installed and gently pull it out of the slot.
Figure 2. Removing a PCI card
Notes: a. The card fits tightly into the card slot. If necessary, alternate moving each side of the card a small amount until it is removed from the card slot. b. If the card is held in place by a retaining latch, press the card retaining latch 1 as shown to disengage the latch. Grasp the card and gently pull it out of the slot.
Remove the new PCI card from its static-protective package.