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Noisy My computer has started making noises. It has been suggested to me that it is the fan and that maybe I need to clean it with compressed air. i do not know how to open the tower. Please advise Thanks

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  • lauralsander Dec 22, 2008

    ok---I feel like a complete spaz/ there are 2 big screws that unscrew by hand---which I did, but cannot remove either side.---and I'm not sure which side will open. I don't know what the motherboard looks like......

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I believe that tower has a plastic clip on the back of it to open the tower. Just pinch the ends and the door will pop open. This looks like a similiar Gateway tower I'm working on for a client right now.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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One side off the tower should come off. There should be two screws holding it on, located on the back. If it's like most towers, the left side comes off.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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    Try sliding the panel to the back of the unit. You might have to be a little rough with it, sometimes they get stuck.

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There are two screws on the back of ur tower for each side supporting plate .remove the side plate which is on the other side of ur motherboard.then just blow out all the dust with a air blower.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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