Can't remove plate in a XPS 9000 machine.

I have to install an SCSI card into the XPS 9000. I have an empty PCI slot so I wish to place it there.

The problem is that I can't get rid of the plate. It appears that something is keeping the plate from removing itself from the front of the slot. I can feel the  plate catching on to something.

How can I remove the plate?

Thanks!
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Elton BrownAsked:
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Rob HutchinsonConnect With a Mentor Desktop SupportCommented:
if there's nothing holding it in place, you should be able to press upwards from the outside of the case on the under lip of the thin slot plate lifting it up.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportCommented:
Looks like it's this one screw holding the whole top plate, can you remove it and see if it lets you remove the top plate?

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Elton BrownAuthor Commented:
Thank you WiReDNeT for replying!
I am able to lift the top guard up and off of the plates.
I just can't get one of the plates (in front of where the card goes) removed.

Cheers!
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
WiReD is right - it's just a question of sliding the retainer panel
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/435T/en/SM/cards.htm#wp1196580 
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Elton BrownAuthor Commented:
I realized that all I needed to do is pull just a little be harder!
The plate has been released!

There is a round groove (for the lack of a better word) that I was giving me the problem.

As soon as I gave the plate a stronger tug it came out. It appears that no damage was done
to the motherboard.


Thanks!
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Elton BrownAuthor Commented:
Thanks WiReDNeT
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Elton BrownAuthor Commented:
The SCSI card is installed! I I guess it works. The software I think sees the scanner….
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