[rescue] replacing an Ultra2

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Tue Apr 24 13:37:24 CDT 2007

Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Tue, 24 Apr 2007 @ 11:03 +0200, Clemson, Chris said:
>>> I can't understand why people resort to brute force. Usually
>>> that means
>>> something is wrong.
>>> I saw a guy the other day installing RAM in a workstation,
>>> and he pushed
>>> so hard on the DIMMs that the motherboard struck its tray bottom.
>> Have you actually tried putting DIMMS or PCI cards into a cheap PC
>> motherboard?
>> Disturbingly, sometimes brute force is needed.
> I usually find patience and a little wiggling will get the results I
> need without so much force.
> The other issue is that with DIMMs you really need to be pushing very
> straight, or they won't seat.
> I know some stuff is just junk, but most of the time when people are
> using brute force, they don't know what they are doing.

I had a few EISA cards that wouldn't seat without using levels of force
I was unwilling to use, until I beveled the edges of the card-edge
connector with fine wet-or-dry paper.

 It's not the years, it's the mileage.
 Phil Stracchino              phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
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