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Introduction

This guide provides the necessary steps to successfully replace the video card in the Dell Precision T3400 desktop computer.

Tools

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Parts

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  1. Lay the computer on its side so the panel faces up. Push the cover release latch at the back of the computer's case. The cover should pop off and away from the computer.
    • Lay the computer on its side so the panel faces up.

    • Push the cover release latch at the back of the computer's case. The cover should pop off and away from the computer.

    • Make sure the computer is on its side before you begin replacing any parts.

  2. Push the tab on the blue plastic secure lever and pivot the lever down and away from the assembly
    • Push the tab on the blue plastic secure lever and pivot the lever down and away from the assembly

    • Make sure you ground yourself to prevent static discharge

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  4. Squeeze the two release tabs together and pivot the secure hatch to the right to open. Squeeze the two release tabs together and pivot the secure hatch to the right to open.
    • Squeeze the two release tabs together and pivot the secure hatch to the right to open.

  5. Hold the card by its top corner and metal bracket and pull it out of its slot.
    • Hold the card by its top corner and metal bracket and pull it out of its slot.

  6. Match the new card’s connectors with the notches in the slot and gently push it into place. The card should click into position when inserted correctly. Close the card door and move the blue plastic secure lever back into place.
    • Match the new card’s connectors with the notches in the slot and gently push it into place. The card should click into position when inserted correctly.

    • Close the card door and move the blue plastic secure lever back into place.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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One Comment

Does it have PCI-E 2.0?

What dimensions the graphics card can have?

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