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How do you remove the back or open an HPf1903 monitor?

Lots of board entries telling how to possibly fix monitor problems (specifically f170 and f1903 HP), but no mention how to open them up to actually look & check for possible fix. (or take to a tech shop)
Can someone please provide info on what the trick is to get the monitor back off or open in order to look at the inside?
The manual guide/book does not include this instruction or method, or show a schematic.
I have removed the screws on mine as well as stand, but cannot figure out how to open it up to look at. I do not want to force anything or crack the brittle type of plastic case that is part of the monitor, and cannot find any catches, releases, or buttons to release the front.

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  • useHPmost Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks for the reply, but the F1903 is an HP 19" Standalone Monitor, not a laptop. The problem is that even when base and backing screws are removed, it does not separate or open or slide, in order to repair or even look at inside.

    Don't want to "Force it open and break something doing it, as there must be an easy release & opening method. However the monitor manual does not show such or even provide schematics to help.

    And HP is no help, except to tell you to take it to a certified HP repair place. I did and they wanted $85 just to look at it before doing anything. That's almost the cost of buying a new one, and without guarantee it won't be more or how long the fix will work!



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