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E-4350Q: How do I remove and replace the motherboard in the E-4350 computer?A: Note: Before disconnecting cables or removing components, note each connection location for later use. Creating a diagram of the connections can be helpful.
Remove the motherboard
Replace the motherboard
- Turn off the computer, and then disconnect the power cord and all external device cables.
- Before opening the case, be aware of and observe all electrostatic discharge precautions.
- Remove the computer case left side panel.
- Inside the case, note the locations of all cable connections to the motherboard, and then disconnect them.
- Remove all add-in cards.
- Remove the memory DIMMS.
- If desired for more room, you can remove the chassis fan, but it is not necessary.
- Near one end of the DIMM sockets, locate and then remove the motherboard retention thumbscrew.
- Slide the motherboard toward the front of the case until the ports clear the rear of the case.
- Tilt the motherboard up, and then lift it free of the case.
- Note the standoffs on the bottom of the motherboard and the slots inside the case. These items mesh to properly align the motherboard in the case.
- Position the motherboard in the case about one-half inch forward from its installed position.
- Slide the motherboard back until the screw hole near one end of the DIMM sockets aligns with the screw hole in the case.
- Secure the motherboard with the motherboard retention thumbscrew.
- If previously removed, replace the chassis fan.
- Replace the memory DIMMS.
- Replace all add-in cards.
- Reconnect all cable connections to the motherboard.
- Replace the computer case left side panel.
- At the rear of the case, connect external device cables and the power cord, and then turn on the computer.