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Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-03-31, 6:15 AM

Literally the title. I pushed the pin on motherbaord keeping gpu locked in place to the left (acctually broke it because the gpu didn't pop out so i pushed harder). I've removed the screws on the right keeping gpu locked in place , just like the manual said. Didn't work. Then i suspected this  was the root of the problem so i unscrewed that too, still didn't work. And by the way, that last part wasn't even in the manual, in fact its not even the same mobo in the manual guide, so it is inaccurate? I've literally tried draging the gpu out with force and it still wouldn't come out. It worries me that i will never get the gpu out, and if i try way too hard it'll break it somehow. What am i supposed to do? 

By the way, these are not my pictures, but pictures i got online to make an example of what i've done so far.

I've tried finding a video everywhere by someone disassembling this pc, but i could find none. 
Please help, i really need to clean the gpu fans!

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-02, 14:40 PM

Next would be to scrutinies the locking PCI tab to see if it still has the tooth that holds graphics card in place, maybe all that went flying was the lever handle. If it does still have the tooth than you will something (very small flat blade screwdriver) to prey it out enough to only unlock the graphics card.

 

But it might be a good idea to leave all alone and get the most out of the system until no more and learn from this experience.

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-01, 18:39 PM

In the above photo you can see what is a hinged clip or latch of sorts that is apart of the chassis and swings out of the way after takking the two screws out than pulling the left side of the hinged clip that has tabs toward you than swing it all the way to the right as illustrated on page 45 of the Y720 Cube Hardware Maintenance Manual.

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-01, 22:36 PM

I've already done that, the picture isn't mine. Just unscrewing the thing made it pop to the right and hang loosely. Any other ideas?

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-02, 0:21 AM

Yes I understood the photo is not your's.

 

Okay so what you are saying is the graphics card is stuck in the PCIe slot?

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2019-04-02, 0:35 AM

Well i guess it is, i mean i am trying to pull it out with great force and its not budging. Could it really be stuck when i have never touched it before? Should i really try to force it out with more power? By the way, the part right here; Is that one necessary to screw loose to remove the gpu? Because i did and it seemed to loosen it up a bit, but it was never in the instruction manual? Thanks for the help!

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-02, 1:15 AM

Yeah what they have pictured in the manual is a single fan GTX 1050 or 1060.

 

What you circled in red I think what looks like a support or shelf and unsure if it would help to loosen or remove it as well. Edit: It would not hurt to loosen it also to allow more wiggle room.

 

It can take a bit of pulling force to remove the graphics card from a PCIe slot. When doing so one will need keep pushing the tab that locks card into the PIC slot and can take a small amount of wiggling of the card to free it from the locking PCI tab.

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-02, 1:45 AM

Oh but i pushed the lock so hard last time (the one you're supposed to push to the left to unlock gpu from PCIe slot) because i couldn't pull the gpu out that i broke it lol. The lock went flying and now the gpu is in there with no lock but working well. Is that bad? I can't remove it now that i broke the lock, or is it always going to be "unlocked"? 

To be honest, when that happened i tried pulling it out, it didn't budge, so i just said screw it and connected pc again and fired it up. It didn't boot to windows and started getting pixels/artifacts on display and buzzing noises so i freaked out, opened pc again and pushed gpu hard in to the motherboard, connected it and it worked like a charm. Guess it went loose a little ?

What is my next move?

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-02, 14:40 PM

Next would be to scrutinies the locking PCI tab to see if it still has the tooth that holds graphics card in place, maybe all that went flying was the lever handle. If it does still have the tooth than you will something (very small flat blade screwdriver) to prey it out enough to only unlock the graphics card.

 

But it might be a good idea to leave all alone and get the most out of the system until no more and learn from this experience.

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Re: Can't remove my GTX 1070 from my Y720 ideacentre

2019-04-02, 16:00 PM

Thanks alot for the help. I'm leaning more towards as you say letting it be as it is now and maybe fix it in the future, i will give it some more thought.

Thanks again!

Hugsa

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