How do you release the PCI screws?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steffi, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    So, is there a technique to getting these 2 screws undone so I can insert a PCI card?
     
  2. jonnymo5 macrumors 6502

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    Which model do you have?
     
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    the screws dont come off. they are attached to the piece of metal. you can detach it when the screws are fully unscrewed.
     
  4. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    2010 Westmere Mac Pro... Don't currently have a screw driver that fits that slot. I think it's a Phillips #1 slot?

     
  5. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't say anything about removing them just loosening them. Most video's you see you are of people who just undo the screws with their fingers but that not working for me.

     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Well then you'll need to use a screwdriver; there's not much that's tricky here. Some are finger tight, many are tighter.
     
  7. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Technically they are thumbscrews, but frequently the first time taking them off needs a screwdriver. The whole plate lifts up by the way, allowing access to the slots.
     

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