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I am upgrading memory to my gateway 500xl desktop, how do I open the case?

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The minitower case provides an easy no-tools-needed access to the computer innards.

You should be able to open the case just fine by sliding the tab in rear of the case against the normal position. Then all you have to do is lift up the cover.

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Find your computer on the Gateway website and download a manual which will show you how to open the case.

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