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Cant open the case to my HP pavilion 700

Im kind of a noob at all this.But im trying to open the case to my hp pavilion 700 to add some ram.I took the side screws off in the back and looked all over the dang tower and cant find anything else to open it :(
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First, turn off the PC, remove the power cord from the back of the PC to remove the 115 volts then push the power button for a second or two so the capacitors will discharge. This is important because the residual charge can cause Motherboard damage especially when changing the RAM. You should follow this process ANYTIME you enter the PC case to make changes, etc.

To remove the side panel on a Pavilion 700x series:
Only one side panel allows access to the inside of the Pavilion case, the left side if looking from the front of the PC. The left side panel has knurled thumbscrews, not machine screws. Loosen the thumbscrews, they are designed to stay attached to the side panel, place your hand on the middle of the side panel and with inward force push the panel towards the back. The panel will slide and inch or two and you can pull it free. This proccess is easier if the PC is unplugged (push the power button on the front of the PC after pulling the power cord to dischard the capacitors) and the right side of the PC laying on the floor. This allows easy access to the left panel and allows light to enter the case from above to change/add the RAM you want to install.

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Now a days some computer specially this model are work with lock...a simple lock! what i mean a LOCK..you can simply pressing the lock to remove the cover,but i think you need a liitle force to do thats so that you can open the cover.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • puternoob Dec 16, 2010

    What about taking off the top panel. Can you take off the top panel for easier access to the power supply on this HP model? If so, how?

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