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?

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.
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.

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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
WiReD is right - it's just a question of sliding the retainer panel 
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.

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