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Subject: [linux-help] Re: My new Dell
From: Jeff Vian <jvian10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 02:31:29 -0500
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On Sun, 2005-07-24 at 19:44 -0500, bbales wrote:
> On Sunday 24 July 2005 19:18, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> > * bbales <bbales@xxxxxxx> [2005 Jul 24 18:58 -0500]:
> > > This is embarrassing.  I have opened up 100 computers.  Some were
> > > difficult, but most were pretty straightforward and obvious.  But I
> > > can't get into this one.
> > >
> > > It's a new $299 Dell Dimension 2400 and I got the front off, although
> > > some of the tin is bent and one of the plastic clips broke.  But the
> > > side has to slide back and it won't.  There has to be a secret catch
> > > someplace.
> > >
> > > Has anyone gotten to the inside of one of these or have any ideas?
> > > bruce
> >
> > We installed a bunch of Dells at work last year and I don't remember
> > the model but they have a button on each side of the case toward the
> > rear.  Press them both in and the latches at the rear release and the
> > top of the case hinges upward.  The case is hinged at the front.  It's
> > probably not the same but that's all I know about Dell's even though
> > I'm now in an A+ course.  ;-)
> >
> > - Nate >>
> Thanks, Nate.  The right side and top are riveted to the back and front.  
> The bottom is riveted to the front and back.
> Het!  I got it.  You mentioned buttons and I went tried pushing harder on 
> the big plastic piece on the back.  I had tried it before, but a bit of 
> extra push and it moved.  Then the side slid back.  
> Thanks, bruce

And probably after you got the side off you could have removed the front
with a similar latch and no breakage.  That is the way it works on my
tower. (Although my Dell is about 6 years old now, every Dell I have
worked with has a similar latching mechanism for the cases)

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