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The Cover on my Dell Dimension 3000 will not come off. It seems to be stuck. It will release just a little and it will not slide off. I am destroying the cover. I tried what "teeters" suggested with no luck. Perhaps a little more detail is required. Thanks

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  • Solara012001 Jan 24, 2009

    Hello, It' me again. Thanks for your suggestions. There are no metal tabs and, I have been trying to slide while holding the tab. It just won't lift up. The funny thing about this is get this, This is what I do for a living!!!! I work in MIT at the Help desk. I've done this thousands of time on OTHER computers!!! Go Figure!! I will keep trying though. And, when I get the cover off, I will let you know and I will not be putting it back on.

  • Solara012001 Jan 24, 2009


    It appears to be stuck at the front portion at the top upper right (standing up correctly - Upper left laying on its side with the back facing you).

  • Solara012001 Jan 24, 2009

    Hello Helpers!!

    Good News!!! My Husband got it off for me. What he did was take a butter knife and put it under the front of the cover and got it to go back just enough where the cover would lift off. He is a true God Send!!! Thanks again for your assistance,

  • Cody McLaughlin May 11, 2010

    Look on the back of your case, is there a metal tab that is holding your case in its stuck position? If not, look for more screws, maybe there is a screw or something you need to take off. I would first reccomend looking for any obvious obstructions.


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Pull the tab down on the back right (as you look at the back) and hold it down, slide the side towards the back and lift up... thats how your ment 2 get it open....

Let me know...

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