How Do I Open an APTIVA PC Case???

Hi,

Thank you for your help.

A friend of mine owns an APTIVA E24 PC. It's around 4 years old. The modem appears to be bad, so I was going to help her put a new one in. Believe it or not, I can't seem to figure out how to open the case. There aren't obvious screws, or anything.

Would someone out there please help me??

Thank you again. :))

Marylyn
marylyn27Asked:
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WiZaRdCommented:
On the back there should be a catch with a picture of a padlock next to it. unlock that. under the front if you reach under the plastic facing you should find you can grip it & slide the whole cover assembly towards you.
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WiZaRdCommented:
http://www5.pc.ibm.com/us/products.nsf/$wwwPartNumLookup/_2137E24

just took a second look. I think in this case the side will just slide off (put a little pressure on it & try sliding it either way).
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marylyn27Author Commented:
wizard...thank you. i still don't have the case open, but i see where the lock is. i tried sliding it over, but so far i can't seem to get it opon. on your case does it slide all the way over (meaning, as far as the end of the slot)? so far mine only slides about halfway over.

marylyn
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WiZaRdCommented:
these tend to get pretty hard to move if the cover isn't butted right up against the back. give the cover a good shove towards the back then try sliding the lock again. they're a pretty solid case so you can get quite physical without breaking anything.
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WiZaRdCommented:
I should mention too the release on the front sometimes needs to be squeezed quite hard. I've had occasion to get someone to hold the back for me so I can really give it plenty to get it to come free. once it gives it will slide very easily but make sure it's in the groove when you put it back on.
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marylyn27Author Commented:
thank you...yes i finally figured out how to deal with the front latch. anyway, i got it!! thank you :))
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