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    the carputer is doing great except for one prob. the pci video card shakes out(just enough, not all the way) over large bumps, train traks, etc, and freezes the comp. what can i use to make it stay put?? it ****es me off cause i go over some mest up parts of road and i have to restart the comp like 2-3 times on my way to work.

    thanks in advance

  • #2
    superglue, j/k, I have been able to get them to stay down just by bending the tab down slightly
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    • #3
      duct tape... for when you have something that moves.. and it shouldnt...
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      • #4
        <> I've seen some folks use HotGlue, make sure the stuf you use is electronicaly innert.
        <> rubberbands used as 'bungie cords' is a 2nd option
        <> Moving the CPU(case) to some other location that doesn't take that kind of shock.
        (and it's more the rythym, not neccesarily the amplitude of the shock. so the solution could be as symple as changing the orientation of the case.
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        • #5
          I think that means you are not using a backplane to retain the card with a screw (like a case has)

          You can tie it in with something, make a bracket, change your case to hold it in somehow.

          I think I remember someone using hot glue but I would have concerns about that getting to warm on a hot day and the car parked in the sun
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          • #6
            yeah thats why you use superglue, doesnt melt. I hope you don't want to take the card back out though.
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            • #7
              double check the electronic properties of s.glue before continuing
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              • #8
                I have seen people use thin plastic wire to tie up cards in their slots to keep them in place...
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                • #9
                  I use zip ties to hold my cards down. I have a wood case and i just ran a few staples along the bottom and attach the zip ties to this and go around the top of the card. Easy to remove and reattach later.
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                  • #10
                    i dont have a case so thats why i cant attach with screws. also, i cant change the orentation(sp?) since its in the glove box. what is that glue-like thing they use so screws wont come loose? it is like glue, but turns hard and brittle, so when you take things out, it just brakes off. do yall know what im talking about?? i might just go with hot glue.or zip ties if i can find a way to attach them.

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                    • #11
                      If you use electrically-inert hot glue (almost all hot glue is anyhow, we've used many different brands in our service lab), pop a dab on the card where it joins the socket, at both ends of the socket, on both sides of the card. JUST USE A SMALL DAB. Don't run a line down the socket, or you will NEVER get the card out again without damaging it or the motherboard or both.

                      EDIT: Incidentally, some shady fly-by-night computer companies will use this method to prevent you from upgrading your machine without going through them. That way, if you bring it in for service, and the hot glue is gone, they know that you messed around under the hood, and can now charge for service, even if the machine was otherwise under warranty.
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                      • #12
                        it is called loctite and it is made by 3M you can get it at any auto parts store.
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                        • #13
                          you may also want to think of switching to a all in one MB so then you wont have any cards to come loose. also may make it easier to work with as far as space,and may make for cleaner install. as far as the usb card just use a hub.

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                          • #14
                            DONT USE LOCTITE!!!!

                            Loctite is for screws, it IS not conductive and is made to seep into places, and will likely seep into the contacts of the connector, insulating the card and making it inoperable.

                            He apparently didnt read the FULL post.

                            Again...

                            DONT USE LOCTITE!

                            I would recomment building a bracket to support the card, you have plenty of places to hang it from. Supporting the other side of the card should keep it in the slot. I bet it is shaking loose due to it flexing back and forth. A simple strap would probably be the easiest, and least destructive to the components,
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gospeed.racer
                              DONT USE LOCTITE!!!!

                              Loctite is for screws, it IS not conductive and is made to seep into places, and will likely seep into the contacts of the connector, insulating the card and making it inoperable.

                              He apparently didnt read the FULL post.

                              Again...

                              DONT USE LOCTITE!

                              I would recomment building a bracket to support the card, you have plenty of places to hang it from. Supporting the other side of the card should keep it in the slot. I bet it is shaking loose due to it flexing back and forth. A simple strap would probably be the easiest, and least destructive to the components,
                              I agree heavily... OMG DON'T USE TEH LOCTITE! I mean WTF?! Loctite is for screws, and WILL mess up your system! Imagine using it, then trying to pull the card out when it stops working, only to discover all the card edge contact ripped off and still stuck in the socket!

                              Gospeed's idea is also quite sound. That, or you could use the hot glue.
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