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Accidentally started pulling out graphics card without unlocking safety mechanism, what do i do?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So today i was gonna replace the motherboard, cpu and ram. When I went to pull out the graphics card i accidentally forgot to remove the safety mechanism. The PSI express slot is pulled slightly off the motherboard now, and, and the GPU is slightly pushed in on one end (where the lock is) and up in the other, and I'm unable to unlock the safety mechanism now. What do i do?

Have i killed my gpu?

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try to use a plastic knob to gently push back the plastic shield ... GENTLY !!!

 

You may have not kill anything so far ... 

 


Simple rules:

- If it works, dont update it.

- You don't know how, just do it, you will learn.

- Test, restest, test again, and maybe it will do it.

 

https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?u=919931

 

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1 minute ago, Noose02 said:

So today i was gonna replace the motherboard, cpu and ram. When I went to pull out the graphics card i accidentally forgot to remove the safety mechanism. The PSI express slot is pulled slightly off the motherboard now, and, and the GPU is slightly pushed in on one end (where the lock is) and up in the other, and I'm unable to unlock the safety mechanism now. What do i do?

Have i killed my gpu?

You could try to push the videocard back, hope it locks the mechanism and then unlock it like normal.

With a little luck, the plastic part of the PCIE slot is broken (loose). The videocard would likely be fine.


I apologize for the way I am. If my post seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just my ineptness in forming a nice coherent message.

"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, stratege1401 said:

try to use a plastic knob to gently push back the plastic shield ... GENTLY !!!

 

You may have not kill anything so far ... 

 

What plastic shield?

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was talking about the plastic ( usually blue ) of the pci-e so your card will go back to the previous good position


Simple rules:

- If it works, dont update it.

- You don't know how, just do it, you will learn.

- Test, restest, test again, and maybe it will do it.

 

https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?u=919931

 

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