Remove the host interface card

You remove the original host interface card (HIC) so you can replace it with an upgraded one.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Remove the controller canister's cover by unscrewing the single thumbscrew and lifting the lid open.
  2. Confirm that the green LED inside the controller is off.
    If this green LED is on, the controller is still using battery power. You must wait for this LED to go off before removing any components.
  3. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws that attach the HIC faceplate to the controller canister.

    Note: The image above is an example, the appearance of your HIC may differ.
  4. Remove the HIC faceplate.
  5. Using your fingers or a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the single thumbscrew that secure the HIC to the controller card.

    Note: The HIC comes with three screw locations on the top, but is secured with only one.
    Note: The image above is an example, the appearance of your HIC may differ.
  6. Carefully detach the HIC from the controller card by lifting the card up and out of the controller.
    Attention: Be careful not to scratch or bump the components on the bottom of the HIC or on the top of the controller card.


    Note: The image above is an example, the appearance of your HIC may differ.
  7. Place the HIC on a flat, static-free surface.

After you finish

Go to Upgrade host interface card.