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Dell™ OptiPlex™ 760 Service Manual

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Cards

WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.
NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets keep dust and dirt out of your computer and maintains the airflow that cools your computer.

Your Dell™ computer supports a PS/2 serial port adapter and provides the following connectors for PCI and PCI Express cards:

NOTE: Your Dell computer uses only PCI and PCI Express slots. ISA cards are not supported.

PCI Cards

Installing a PCI Card

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

NOTE: For PCI card locations, see System Board Components.
  1. Gently lift the release tab on the card retention latch from the inside and pivot the latch open.

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release tab

2

card retention latch

3

card

4

card-edge connector

5

card connector

 

 

  1. If you are installing a new card, remove the filler bracket to create a card- slot opening. Then continue with step 6.

  2. If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer, remove the card. If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. Then continue with step 6.

  3. Prepare the card for installation.

WARNING: Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they are connected to a network. To guard against electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards.
NOTE: See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or customizing it for your computer.
  1. Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the slot.

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card fully seated

2

card not fully seated

3

bracket within slot

4

bracket caught outside of slot

  1. Before closing the card retention latch, ensure that:

  2. Secure the card(s) by closing the card retention latch and snapping it into place.

CAUTION: Do not route card cables over the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
  1. Connect any cables that should be attached to the card.

  2. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

NOTE: See the documentation that came with the card regarding the card's cable connections.
  1. If you installed a sound card:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration® Miscellaneous Devices, and change the Audio setting to Disabled (see Entering System Setup).

    1. Connect external audio devices to the sound card's connectors. Do not connect external audio devices to the microphone, speaker/headphone, or line-in connectors on the back panel of the computer.

CAUTION: If you disable the integrated network adapter, you will not have AMT functionality.
  1. If you installed a network adapter card and want to turn off the integrated network adapter:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration® Integrated NIC, and change the setting to Disabled (see Entering System Setup).

CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
    1. Connect the network cable to the network adapter card's connectors. Do not connect the network cable to the integrated network connector on the back panel of the computer.

  1. Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation.

Removing a PCI Card

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

NOTE: For PCI card locations, see System Board Components.
  1. Gently lift the release tab on the card retention latch from the inside and pivot the latch open.

  2. If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card.

  3. Grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.

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release tab

2

card retention latch

3

PCI card

4

card-edge connector

5

card connector

 

 

  1. If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening.

NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets keep dust and dirt out of your computer and maintain the airflow that cools your computer.
  1. Before you close the card retention mechanism, ensure that:

CAUTION: Do not route card cables over the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
  1. Secure any remaining card(s) by closing the card retention latch and snapping it into place.

  2. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

  3. Uninstall the card's driver. See the documentation that came with the card for instructions.

  4. If you removed a sound card:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration® Miscellaneous Devices, and change the Audio setting to Enabled (see Entering System Setup).

    1. Connect external audio devices to the sound card's connectors. Do not connect external audio devices to the microphone, speaker/headphone, or line-in connectors on the back panel of the computer.

  5. If you removed a network adapter card and want to turn on the integrated network adapter:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration® Integrated NIC, and change the setting to Enabled (see Entering System Setup).

    1. Connect the network cable to the integrated the back panel of the computer.

PCI Express and DVI Cards

Your computer supports one low-profile PCI Express x16 card.

If you are replacing a PCI Express card with a different type of PCI Express card, remove the current driver for the card from the operating system. See the documentation that came with the card for information.

Installing a PCI Express x16 Card or DVI Card

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

NOTE: For PCI card locations, see System Board Components.
  1. Gently lift the release tab on the card retention latch from the inside and pivot the latch open.

  2. If you are installing a new PCI Express x16 card or DVI card, remove the filler bracket to create a card-slot opening.

  3. If you are replacing a PCI Express x16 card or DVI card, remove the card (see Removing a PCI Express x16 Card or DVI Card). If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card.

  4. Prepare the card for installation.

WARNING: Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they are connected to a network. To guard against electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards.
NOTE: See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or customizing it for your computer.
  1. Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the slot.

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PCI Express x16 card

2

PCI Express x16 card connector

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PCI Express x16 DVI-card

2

DVI card connector

3

PCI Express x16 card connector

 

 

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card fully seated

2

card not fully seated

3

bracket within slot

4

bracket caught outside of slot

CAUTION: Do not route card cables over the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
  1. Connect any cables that should be attached to the card.

  2. Before you close the card retention mechanism, ensure that:

  3. Secure the card(s) by closing the card retention latch and snapping it into place.

  4. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

NOTE: See the documentation for the card for information about the card's cable connections.
  1. If you installed a sound card:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration ® Miscellaneous Devices, and change the Audio setting to Disabled. (See Entering System Setup).

    1. Connect external audio devices to the sound card's connectors. Do not connect external audio devices to the microphone, speaker/headphone, or line-in connectors on the back panel of the computer.

CAUTION: If you disable the integrated network adapter, you will not have AMT functionality.
  1. If you installed a network adapter card and want to turn off the integrated network adapter:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration ® Integrated NIC, and change the setting to Disabled. (See Entering System Setup).

CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
    1. Connect the network cable to the network adapter card's connectors. Do not connect the network cable to the integrated network connector on the back panel of the computer.

  1. Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation.

Removing a PCI Express x16 Card or DVI Card

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  3. Gently lift the release tab on the card retention latch from the inside and pivot the latch open.

  4. If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card.

  5. Press the lever with your thumb until you release the securing tab.

If you are removing a PCI Express x16 card, go to step 6.

If you are removing a DVI card, go to step 7

  1. While pressing the lever, pull the card up and out of the card connector.

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PCI Express x16 card

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lever

3

securing slot (not all cards)

4

securing tab

5

PCI Express x16 card connector

 

 

  1. While pressing the lever, pull the removal pull tab up and remove the card out of the card connector.

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PCI Express x16 DVI-card

2

lever

3

securing slot

4

securing tab

5

PCI Express x16 card connector

 

 

  1. If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening.

NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets keep dust and dirt out of your computer and maintain the airflow that cools your computer.
  1. Before you close the card retention mechanism, ensure that:

  2. Secure any remaining card(s) by closing the card retention latch and snapping it into place.

CAUTION: Do not route card cables over the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
  1. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

  2. Uninstall the card's driver. See the documentation that came with the card for instructions.

  3. If you removed a sound card:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration ® Miscellaneous Devices, and change the Audio setting to Enabled. (See Entering System Setup).

    1. Connect external audio devices to the sound card's connectors. Do not connect external audio devices to the microphone, speaker/headphone, or line-in connectors on the back panel of the computer.

  4. If you removed a network adapter card and want to turn on the integrated network adapter:

    1. Enter system setup, select System Configuration ® Integrated NIC, and change the setting to Enabled. (See Entering System Setup).

    1. Connect the network cable to the integrated the back panel of the computer.

PS/2 Serial Port Adapter

Installing a PS/2 Serial Port Adapter

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  3. Gently lift the release tab on the card retention latch from the inside and pivot the latch open.

  4. Remove the filler bracket (if applicable).

NOTE: See the documentation that came with the adapter for information on configuring the adapter, making internal connections, or customizing it for your computer.
  1. Align the PS/2 serial-port adapter bracket in the retention slot and press down firmly. Ensure that the adapter is fully seated in the slot.

  2. Before you close the card retention mechanism, ensure that:

  3. Secure the card(s) by closing the card retention latch and snapping it into place.

CAUTION: Do not route card cables over the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.

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release tab

2

adapter retention latch

3

serial port adapter bracket

4

serial port adapter connector

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serial port adapter system board connector (PS2/SERIAL2)

 

 

  1. Connect the adapter cable to the PS/2 serial port adapter connector (PS2/SERIAL2) on the system board (see System Board Components).

NOTE: See the documentation for the PS/2 serial port adapter for information about the cable connections.
  1. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover.

Removing a PS/2 Serial Port Adapter

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  3. Gently lift the release tab on the card retention latch from the inside to pivot the latch open. Pivot the latch until it snaps into the open position.

  4. Disconnect the PS/2 serial-port cable from the system board (see System Board Components).

  5. Ease the PS/2 serial-port adapter bracket out of its retention slot.

  6. If you are removing the adapter permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening.

NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets keep dust and dirt out of your computer and maintain the airflow that cools your computer.
  1. Before you close the card retention mechanism, ensure that:

  2. Secure any remaining card(s) by closing the card retention latch and snapping it into place.

  3. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).


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