Dell XPS 720 H2C Graphics Card Replacement

Dell XPS 720 H2C Graphics Card Replacement
Dell XPS 720 H2C Graphics Card
Replacement
Installing and reseating a graphics card for the Dell XPS 720 H2C.
Written By: Colyn Dickson
INTRODUCTION
The graphics card is responsible for the display functions of your computer. In this guide,
you will learn how to remove and install a graphics card for the Dell XPS 720 H2C, as well
as how to reseat the current graphics card in the computer.
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Step 1 — Cover Panel
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Remove the cover panel on the side of the computer by pulling out the latch on the back
panel and pulling the panel downwards towards the ground.
Step 2 — Graphics Card
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The graphics card is located at the bottom-right area of the computer, just below the XPS
processor.
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Before entering into the "guts" of the computer, unplug the DVI or VGA cable(s) that are
connected to the graphics port on the back panel of the computer.
 Some DVI cables may need to be unscrewed. This can simply be done by hand.
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Step 3
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Remove the support underneath the processor by pressing down on the latch at the top of
the support and pulling the support towards you.
Step 4
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Press down and to the right on the
fourth blue tab from the top to
release the graphics card from the
motherboard casing.
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Step 5
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Unplug the cable labeled "P3" on
the left side of the graphics card.
Be sure to push the plastic pin all
the way down and pull firmly.
Step 6
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Grab the graphics card with two
hands and pull directly outward.
The card may not come out
smoothly. If this is the case, apply
firm and even pressure with both
hands.
 If you are reseating the graphics
card, this is the time to clean it and
make sure dust is not
accumulating.
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
This document was last generated on 2015-05-09 02:06:30 AM.
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