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Installing the PCIe-8398 in Your Computer

    Last Modified: January 11, 2021


    This topic applies to only the VCSEL I-V Test MXI Subsystem.


    Complete the following steps to install the PCIe-8398 in your computer.

    1. Power off your computer.

      To protect both yourself and the computer from electrical hazards, your computer should remain off until you finish installing all hardware as instructed.

    2. Remove the top cover or access port to the PCI Express expansion slots.

    3. Touch the metal part of the power supply case inside the computer to discharge any static electricity that might be on your clothes or body.
    4. Unplug the computer and wait 30 seconds to allow the energy stored in the computer’s power supply to fully dissipate.
    5. Select any available PCI Express expansion slot (Gen-3 x16).

    6. Locate the metal bracket that covers the cut-out in the back panel of the computer for the slot you have selected. Remove and save the bracket-retaining screw and the bracket cover.
    7. Line up the PCIe-8398 with the slot on the back panel. Slowly lower the PCIe-8398 until its card-edge connector is resting on the expansion slot receptacle. Using slow, evenly distributed pressure, press the PCIe-8398 straight down until it seats in the expansion slot, as shown in the following figure.
    8. Secure the PCIe-8398 to the back panel rail using a bracket retaining screw.
    9. Replace the computer cover.
    10. Plug in the computer.
    Figure 1. Installing the PCIe-8398
    1. PCIe-8398
    2. PCI Express x16 Card-Edge Connector
    3. PCI Express Slot (x16)

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