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#1 LoLucky

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 10:25 AM

Donít know why now Iím asking this, but I often wondered what the hole in the corner of most expansion cards is for.
Is there any significance to the hole. is it there for expansion purposes? is it there to give you room to touch the board safely? Also is there a name for this mysterious hole?

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:04 PM

Hey Lolucky,

Good question........but I wouldn't have a clue.

Maybe it's just for manufacturing purposes.
Maybe they use it to release the board from the mold......hell, I don't know .......
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:18 PM

/Bump Still wondering LOL anyone else have suggestions?

Mold sounds good but then again it's not a very smart place to put that =)

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 08:35 PM

My best guess would be when they manufactured the card, they had to have something to hold it, or align it, as the chips - components were soldered into or on the board. I don't think it was something placed to assist in removing the card because I aint seen anything made to use it.

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Edited by rigelslight, 25 February 2005 - 08:38 PM.

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