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Can't remove the CPU cover to install a network card

I'm trying to remove the cover to my Acer 8000-333A CPU so I can install a network card for DSL internet access. I recently inherited this computer from a friend who'd had a wireless card installed. I've unscrewed 3 spring-loaded screws from the back of the computer, and found the lock/unlock switch at the top left, but I can't get the cover off to reach the network card space. Please help! Thanks.

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Unlock the switch then pull the cover in back direction.

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