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Take Dell motherboard out

Posted on 2006-10-28
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ok i know this should be easy to take out a motherboard i have done it many times but with this dell optplex gx150 i cant get it out it is driving me NUTS

There are only 2 screws and i took them out but this motherboard will not come out... i know dell does some odd things so i might just be missing somthing

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Heres a link to the teardown guide for that system http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx150/sm_en/smdsktp.htm#rem_sysbrd, you have to remove the motherboard with the tray attached then you can remove the motherboard from the tray.
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thanks for the link... thats what i have been doing but it still does not want to come out
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on some you have to remove the remove the peice that holds the heatsink on to remove the motherboard
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just got it out .... what was going on is there was a small tab on the side i had to pull on 2


i hate dells :)
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