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Hello rschaffer61
Some of those cards had moved a little owing the the peg and slot fitting system being inferior to one using screws. There is no dust anywhere that I can see as I gave it a good blow out yesterday with a can of compressed air.I have now moved the cards so that each one sits correctly with each peg right in it's respective slot.Do you think that it might be worth putting back what little I have taken of(fan cowl and side of computer)to see if all is OK?
Obviously I do not want to remove the motherboard if this cures the problem especialy as I have no experience of such work.Cannot do much more for a bit as I have to go and collect my wife from the city

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I don't see how this may have caused the problem but i understand your thinking completely. If you would like to try and see if it has fixed the problem then by all means go ahead. you have not done that much disassembling that we can't get back to this point.
I still agree with Happyrock that this is a shorting problem but I want to do what makes you comfortable.
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Hello rschaffer61
OK I have got one of the printed circuit boards out but I am having trouble with next board.It has two plugs on it and I cannot disconect them.I even bent my thumbnail right back trying (painful).How do I do this using minimal force as I do not want to cause any damage?

I found freeing the boards very easy.Sorry to ask so many question and to go at this so slowly.

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What card is giving you problems?
Can you get a picture of the problem connection?
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Hello rschaffer61
I will sent close up photo soon. Ihave to go now and help prepare diner so it will be about 9pm England or 4 pm your time before I send them..

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Dave.
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No problem and I will check back sometime around then. :)
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Hello rschaffer61
Attached is photo of the troublemaker,as you can see I have managed to raise up the right hand end a fraction but gave up as I do not want to use too much force and end up breaking it.

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I think that I did not down size the photo enough so here it is.
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And again

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What is this card?
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Hello rschaffer61
On the back of the computer it says TV in.If I want to I can connect to a TV aerial and take in analog signals and they get converted to digial or I can take in digital directly and watch on the computer.I have never bothersd to use it as we have TV in the lounge.

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Ahh a tv tuner card. I figured it is probably wedged in good then if it has been there for a long time.
As long as you don't grab the silver part and try to pull it out you should be ok. If you don't ever plan on using it I see no reason to put it back in the system. We may be able to uninstall some programs that are associated with it and then open more space on your drive.
Take a good look at it and make sure there is nothing else holding the card in place other then the same as the other cards.
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Hello rschaffer61
I will have to disconect it to remove the card, there is no other way to do it.

With best regards,

Dave.
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Can you tell what the silver box is? I would hate to see you destroy the card even if it is not going to be put back in to the system.
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Hello rschaffer61
I do no know what the silver box does except to say that the TV plug in point emerges from it.I must undo these connectors so that I can pull to one side the thick cables that run to them otherwise taking out the motherboard will be impossible.

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Dave.
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