How do I remove a 8800 GT from Mac Pro 3,1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Civic, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Civic macrumors member

    Civic

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    #1
    Hello,

    my 8800 GT died the other day and I have a HD 5770 arriving today. I tried to remove the nVidia card but it seems to be more difficult than with cards I've removed in the past. I'd like to avoid brute force, heh.

    I looked online to see if there's some kind of trick to this one or any instructions in general but couldn't find anything. So, here I am, asking the all-knowing MacRumors community for help.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    brute force :)
    applied the right way of course, ie. a crowbar wouldn't be the right way ;)
     
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    No parts in a computer require brute force to be removed (well except for the old Molex power plugs :rolleyes:).

    Please don't try to rip it out without ensuring that you released the little clip that fixes the card in the slot (a the left end of the slot).
     
  4. DualShock macrumors 6502

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