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E-machine model t3302

I want to install a DVD burner, how do I open the PC.

Do you take off the side first or the front. Is there a latch somewhere?

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You shouldnt have to take off the front. Safety first make sure it is unpluged and you should have a ground strap or what i do is hold the chassis the whole time Im working on it so static electricity dosent fry anything.if your just taking the old one out and putting a new one in you will see how it is connected.if your puttin a second one in you will have to make sure you have enough power cords and drive outlets to hook up a second one.

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