Installing the card
The card's documentation should list its possible base memory
addresses. You will also need to know how much memory the card
has, so that you can leave the right gap between this card's base
address and the next.
Read all these instructions through before attempting to install any
Installing expansion cards can be one of the most difficult
operations you may ever perform within your computer. If you are
in any doubt, or come into difficulties you are unable to resolve,
contact the supplier of the expansion board or ask your Apricot
dealer for advice or assistance.
The only tool required is a small cross-head screwdriver
Turn off the computer and unplug all power cords.
Take suitable anti-static precautions and remove the system
unit cover. Information on suitable precautions can be found
at the rear of this manual.
First decide in which of the available slots you wish to install
the card. In general it is easiest to start with the lowest slot and
Check on two things, the type of board (ISA or PCI) and then
its length. Not all slots take the same length or type of card.
Details are given at the beginning of this chapter.
◊ Note that PCI cards have their components on the opposite
side to older ISA cards.
Remove the blanking plate of the chosen slot by removing its
securing screw. On the power supply side, remove the security
plate. Then slide the blanking plate out of its slot. Keep all the
screws, etc., they will be needed later to secure the card.
If the card you are installing is configured by the means of
jumpers or switches, check that it is correctly configured before
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