Hello, retro computing community.
I’m new here, as I recently started working on an IBM XT clone that was given to me by brother. As he had no monitors to support it, and with all the other retro hardware he has he really had no room for it. Anyway, I am giving the system a thorough cleaning before my MCE2VGA convertor arrives, and have never encountered a motherboard held in by pins before. =)
My question is, how would one get the motherboard off the clips, in the most efficient and safest way possible? I’m sure there is a correct way to do this, and I would really hate to damage such a beautiful piece of hardware. I’ve provided an image of the “clips” in question below, as to clear up any confusion I may have caused by being unfamiliar with what they are actually called.
Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide here. I tried googling the subject and had difficulties finding any information about it.