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Processor Board Mounting


The nylon standoffs that hold the A3640 processor daughterboard in place grip the board very, very tightly, making removal difficult and prone to flexing this fragile board. Pushing the two halves of the standoff together with needle-nose pliers makes it somewhat easier to remove the processor board, but it may still be a fight, putting stress on the motherboard, the processor board, and the person removing it. After removing the board, you can clip off one "prong" of the side that plugs into the processor board. If you leave one of these prongs in place, the processor board will still be held firmly in place, but removal will be much easier, next time, anyway. If you are afraid that the processor board will not be held firmly enough, do this modification on only two of the standoffs.

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            /  |  |  \              <-- Clip off one "prong" of this
            \  |  |  /                  side to make processor board
             \ |  | /                   removal easier.
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     |                       |       <-- Note that the larger disk is the
      -----------------------            bottom end (clips into motherboard).
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Revised: June 17, 2005.