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Mac Pro - Noob breaking his computer...HELP!


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I bought my mac pro about 4 months ago and I love it. I love it so much that I'm about to start studying for my desktop certification....Anyways, I was taking my mac apart one day and when I wend to slide the video card out of PCI slot one, that crummy, cheap little plastic lever, for lack of a better word, broke off...I was almost in tears, this computer is my baby....

So, do I need a new logic board? Everything is working tip top, although I think I'm overdoing it a bit with the add ons...I'm going to be getting a second video card sood and I don't know if that's going to be a problem. Where do you get OEM mac hardware? Someone tell me its okay!
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Mine also broke off. You have nothing to worry about. If it's working fine, why would you need a new logic board? The retention clip is more for shipping or extremely flimsy computers that flex and bend. That is not a concern in the Mac Pro, and even with shipping I doubt there would be a prolem. The retention clip is pretty cheap, and there are MUCH better PCI-E x16 slots that utilize a better retention mechanism.
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Nice man, thanks for the reassurance because I most definitely cannot afford to replace the board!
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