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how to get to the motherboard

Posted on 2002-04-26
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i have a dell desktop computer and i need to get to the mother board and i can not get the casing off the tower what is the way to do that with out damamging my computer.
the computer i have recently bought used and i do not know the previous owners name so dell says they can't help.
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by:jlauster
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Go to the Dell support website, enter your system number or service tag number, and search for the information on upgrades. The directions for opening your case should be there.

http://support.dell.com/us/en/register.asp?redirect=yes&segid=5DS
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by:slink9
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I believe Dell cases are generally released with one screw in the middle and a latch on each end.  Undo the thumb screw and pull back while pressing on each latch.  It may not come off easily so you will have to "bang and push" it off.  Don't worry about damaging it, you won't as long as you don't put your fist through it.
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by:jlauster
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Any luck with this, whttiger46?
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Thanks for your help, Eric.

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by:slink9
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Why didn't I get this one?  I told him how Dells are generally done.
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by:Moondancer
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Asker last logged in April, 2002, not since.

jlauster posted the link with that info first, but Asker chose not to respond and update anyone; inconclusive what worked and what didn't.  Plus you responded with "I believe".

Thus, PAQd.

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by:EricWestbo
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Thanks, Moon.

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by:Moondancer
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Thanks go to you, Eric.
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by:slink9
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Yep.  He gave the link which probably said the same thing that I did.  Okee dokee.
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Thanks.
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