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How do I take off back of gateway model zx6971

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    ninadaly1 Feb 23, 2013

    So did you ever see where the tabs are and figure a better way for next time?

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I struggled with this for hours because I didn't want to break anything. Eventually I decided to just start prying on different parts of the back. The solution I found was to start at the bottom of the case and I used a small screwdriver to pry between the silver part of the case and the black back. I pried the silver part outward and pushed the black part inward and away from the silver part. Eventually one of the locking tabs came loose and I was able to work along the bottom and then the sides to get it apart. I hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 23, 2013

  • Chuck Rivers Feb 24, 2013

    I don't have a camera to take pictures at the moment, so I can't supply a photo. If you start at the bottom, you will find 2 tabs slightly toward the center from where the large rubber feet were removed. The tabs are between 3.5 and 4 inches apart all around the back. Once you locate those bottom two, you can just work around the case to find the rest.

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