How to Replace the Graphic Card Before you begin: Remove the side panel, the optical drive, if installed, the front bezel, and the hard drive cage. Removal Lift the latch of the expansion card’s retaining bracket and rotate it outwards. Push sideways on the retaining lever of the expansion slot on the motherboard. Carefully pull out the graphic card. Replacement Carefully align and push the graphic card into its expansion slot on the motherboard until it is fully seated. Lift and push the expansion card’s retaining bracket back into place to secure the card.