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Installing an Add-on Card
Your computer may have one or more open expansion slots, depending on the model configuration. An expansion slot
enables you to install add-on cards to expand the functionality of your system. The length of the add-on card should not
exceed 9.05 inches.
Add-on card configuration varies by model. Some models, such as Configure-to-Order (CTO) systems, may contain
preinstalled add-on cards.
Observe the proper safety precautions when you add cards to your Sony computer. See
To install an add-on card
Shut down your computer and turn off all peripheral devices, such as your printer.
Unplug your computer and any peripheral devices.
Remove the side panel. See
Locate an available expansion slot. Remove the slot cover's screw, and then remove the slot cover.
When removing a slot cover, be careful not to damage components on the system board or add-on
cards. You may need to temporarily remove add-on cards or other components that may be next to the slot cover
you want to remove.
Rem ov ing the slot cov er
Install the add-on card by inserting it into the expansion slot and securing it with the screw from the expansion
slot cover.
Installing an add- on card
Attach any internal cables that the card requires. See the instructions supplied with the add-on card.
Replace the side panel. See
To remove the side
To replace the side
Before you upgrade
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