About add-on card installation – Sony PCV-RS411 User Manual

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About Add-on Card Installation

Your computer may have one or more open expansion slots, depending on the model configuration. An expansion slot
enables you to install add-on cards to expand the functionality of your system. The length of the add-on card should not
exceed 9.05 inches.

Add-on card configuration varies by model. Some models, such as Configure-to-Order (CTO) systems, may contain

preinstalled add-on cards.

Observe the proper safety precautions when you add cards to your Sony computer. See

Before upgrading your



Installing an add-on card


Shut down your computer and turn off all peripheral devices, such as your printer.


Unplug your computer and any peripheral devices.


Remove the cover. See

Removing the cover



Locate an available expansion slot. Remove the slot cover's screw, and then remove the slot cover.

When removing a slot cover, be careful not to damage components on the system board or add-on

cards. You may need to temporarily remove add-on cards or other components that may be next to the slot cover
you want to remove.

Rem ov ing/installing the slot cov er


Install the add-on card by inserting it into the expansion slot and securing it with the screw from the expansion
slot cover.

Installing an add- on card

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