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    Has anyone found a way to keep the video card in the slot and not slipping out due to bumps/vibrations in the road?

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    Screws? Just teasin.. I found a little blob of hot glue on the slot where the card is inserted will hold it there.. Just a bit on the corner and you can still pull it out when you want to.
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    Hot glue. I use it on all the systems I build and have never had a problem yet.

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    Thanks for the idea! now you don't actually put it in the slot right? I'm looking at the card/slot right now and I'm guessing you put it right on the edge of the slot. Am i right?

    thanks for the help!
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    Putting it in the slot would insulate the card and prevent it from contacting the slot. That would be bad

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    You actually have a problem with the cards slipping out? I've been driving around with a computer in my car for over a year now and that is probably the one problem I haven't encountered.

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    Duct tape works for me...
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    congrats to PatO - he gets the MacGyver award. Anything can be handled with several toothpicks and some duct tape.

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    i personally prefer that packaging foam (not stryo-foam, the soft stuff that came in the box with many of our LCDs etc...) I use it to keep the cards from coming in contact with each other, and on the top so that there is not a lot of space from the top of the card to the case so that things don't rattle loose... Never had a problem so far

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