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Have a HP Elite 9500 series desktop computer I want to add drives to. ONe side opens with a thumb screw. The rest of the case looks as though it's rivited together. How do I open it up so as to add drives without drilling out the rivits?

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  • obner Jan 24, 2009

    guess i don't add any additional drives to this computer without taking it to a HP certified repair shop then. Thanks anyways!

  • obner Jan 25, 2009

    Then how do I get screws in the other side? Dont see how to remove the mounting frame or otherwise access the back of the mount to secure the drives on two sides. Do I just secure in the one side?

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The side with the thumb screws is your side panel that allows access to the inside of your computer. On some computers only one side comes off. Hope this helps...

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    swufabuda Jan 25, 2009

    That's how you get in to add drives. the side panel with the thumb screws...You don't need to take it to an Hp certified repair shop...

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    swufabuda Jan 25, 2009

    There's got to be a way to access the other side..If you could send a picture of the back and front of your case to me I'll see if I can figure it out. Would save you some money...swufabuda@yahoo.com

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    swufabuda Jan 25, 2009

    Better yet I have found the solution. Give me your e-mail address and I'll send it to you.

  • swufabuda
    swufabuda Jan 25, 2009

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01...
    This is what you wanted to know. You don't remove the other side.


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