[rescue] Speaking of Sbus cards

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:00 CST 2003

On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 09:03:01PM -0500, Larry Snyder wrote:
> Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> > 
> >    There are two types of endplates...one with two screw holes, and one 
> > with two little ears that stick up.  The latter is the older type, the 
> > former appeared with (I think) SS10 systems.  Some cards have a little 
> > plate that screws on via those screw holes and two tiny philips-head 
> > screws, and that plate provides the ears in the shape of the older 
> > cards' end plates.  In SS10 and later systems, you'd remove that top 
> > piece with the ears and screw the board into the machine, but I've 
> > never known anyone to actually screw them in, and I certainly don't.
> I have and it works out just fine....

I certainly use the retaining screws in my Ultra systems.  Retaining
screws are your friends.  Retaining screws prevent unpleasant and
enbarrassing things like accidentally loosening boards when a connector
doesn't disconnect as freely as it should.

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