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Open the tower?

I want to add a sound card but i cant open the tower.

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The 270 is a **** shell type case. On the top is a sort of dog bone gray piece, at the end is a black oblong, push down on this while gently pulling the back of the computer apart. There is another of these black oblong releases on the bottom. you need to do both. It will open up like a book, sorta cool once you get it open.

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There has to be a way to open the tower. Can you tell us the manufacturer of the PC you are referring to? If there's not the standard screws on the back of the case to take off the side, there must be a release button to pull the tower up, or something to that effect.

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