Screwing in a PCIe card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dimme, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    I have a early 2008 mac pro a while back I added a NewerTech eSATA Extender Cable to the internal sata. the sockets connect on the back like a PCIe card. With the standard apple bar that supposed hold everything in place the endplate will not stay in place. I have a large collection of screws fron building many PC but nothing will tighten down in the screw hole. They seem to start but only o in a few turns. Has anyone faced this problem? I not sure what to try next.
  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    You could try putting a piece of card between the folded over end of the blanking plate and the apple fixing bar - it sounds as if the material of the blanking plate is a little thin maybe?

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