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HP Compaq dc5000 Series Service Reference Guide 2nd Edition
(2 Apr 2004 / 4.61MB)
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Removal and Replacement Procedures - Small Form Factor (SFF) Chassis - Page 95. (Page number box at top )
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"2) Pull up and hold open the latch on the top of the computer."
"3) Slide the computer access panel back about 0.5 Inch (1/2 Inch, or 1.3Cm), then lift off the unit."
The Access Panel has tabs formed out of it's sheet metal construction. These tabs have a hooked end. The hooked end must be brought towards the back of the computer, so it will be free of the matching slot in the metal frame of the computer case.
Then it can be lifted up, and off.
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