Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I remove and replace the motherboard in a St. Francis or St. Francis E Mid-tower case?A: Remove the motherboard
Note: Before disconnecting cables or removing components, note their locations for later use. Creating a diagram can be helpful for use duing the replacement process.
Replace the motherboard
- Turn off the computer, and then, at the rear of the case, disconnect the power cord.
- Remove the side service panel.
- Inside the case, remove all of the expansion cards.
- Disconnect the power and data cables from the motherboard, noting their locations and orientation.
- Using a screwdriver, coin, or your fingers, remove the thumbscrew by the memory banks on the motherboard.
- Remove the motherboard by sliding it toward the front of the case, and then lifting it out.
Note: The new motherboard must have special standoffs, mounting pem studs, mounted on the bottom of the motherboard. If necessary, use the standoffs from the original motherboard.
- There are keyhole slots in the bottom of the case that accept the standoffs on the bottom of the motherboard.
- Slide the new motherboard standoffs into the keyhole slots, and then secure it into place with the thumbscrew.
- Connect the power and data cables to the motherboard.
- Install the expansion cards.
- Replace the side service panel, and then connect the power cord.