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Re: plain-vanilla ethernet; do brands matter?



On 6/10/05, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
...
> Your computer should have come with a plate covering the slot in which
> you installed the new card. Screws are not normally supplied because
> case manufacturers did not standardize on a common size or thread
> pitch. You are supposed to use the screw that held the cover plate to
> secure your new card.  Retail packaged hard drives with mounting kit
> are the only product that I am aware of that comes with screws.  The
> screws are again provided because of lack of standardization and
> manufacturers do not want you to strip out the threads or jam an over
> length screw into the works.
> 


ohhh, thanks for the explanation, makes sense now.  We didn't see any
such plate, but I'll take a look at a later date.

-Thufir


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