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Removing outer casing of tower ?

Im trying to connect a dvd writer to my dell dimension 1100 , but im unsure how you take off the casing which surrounds the tower. can you help?

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Try the slider knob on the back of the computer (looks like a stand support. This slides a number of catches internally. I nearly took a can opener to mine until I discovered that!

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