Installing Devices - Sound Card

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Installing devices - Sound card

The Sound Card
The back of card and its connections, notice the firewire port on the far right. NB. joystick port is connected seperatly.

Installing the sound card is like any other device. It simply plugs in and your on the way. There are a few simply steps to take and your installation is over. Lets get with it.

First off make sure your grounded well. Make a habit of touching the power supply every so often to discharge any static electricity you may have built up.

Unplug power from computer

Undo the case a little. This can be done by removing 4 screws on back of case.

Unscrew the case
Slide case panel off the case

-Identify your Card type and the slot it will use. Most cards run on a PCI slot. If you are using an ancient machine you could well have an ISA slot. ISA slots were phased out many many years ago and are non existent anymore, but still its best to double check what slots you have on your motherboard.

-Install the sound card like an other expansion card. Line it up and push down. It should fit with no problem.

-Tighten Card Down

-If you're having problems with the card push in from front side a little at first then to the back. Just wiggle it in a little then push in firmly from both sides till card seats.

Tighten card snug and screw it to the chassis

-Now close case and reboot computer.

-Windows should detect the card especially if it is plug and play.

-You should have with you sound card some driver disks, use these to install the sound card. Follow the included manual for the sound card for details on this installation.

-That wasn't so bad was it?

-If you ran into problems with installation try going to start, settings, control panel and then add hardware icon.

-For more information on installing a device refer here: Click

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