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How to open desktop to add memory

I have an acer AST180-350b desktop which comes with 512MB memory -- i bought (2) 1GB DDR2 memory -- but could not open the desktop even after removing all the screws in the back of the computer -- how do i take away the case so that i can install the memory chips?

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  • avmeno Oct 27, 2008

    i tried -- no luck -- seems to me i have to do somethng more -- look forward to suggestions

  • bobsp100 Oct 27, 2008

    I tried to remove the cover on my Acer Aspire T180, without success. There is, what appears to be, a sort of "handle" at the back, but I could not budge the cover. I tried very diligently (and somewhat gently, to avoid damage), but no luck. I tried prying with a screwdriver. I tried pressing and pushing at various points on the cover. The cover acted as if I had not removed all the screws...I found 4 silver-colored and 2 larger black screws, and removed them all. There must be a trick to removal of the cover, but my manual (user's guide) does not mention removal of the cover. I have searched on line for a more detailed manual, with no success. I have removed covers on many computers, some easy, some difficult, but always with success, until now.

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If you have removed all the screws, it may be that you just need to slide the cover backwards to release the locking flaps. Try pushing the cover in several directions to see if it disengages something.

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