How do I open the case of Compaq evo D500? I tried holding the front notches on both sides and move it forwords or backwards.
I have a 20 gig hard drive I want to see if I can add a second hard drive, if there is a slot inside the computer
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Re: Openign the case of evo d500
I just worked on one. You have to make sure the buttons on each side are fully pushed in, then grab onto it and pull forwards while kind of shaking it. It came off straight upwards. Hope it works for you. Good luck. I don't think it had the option to add another drive but I wasn't looking so I could be mistaken.
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Every case is different, and I particularly do not know yours. In most cases, besides a couple of holes for a physical lock on the case, there's a BIOS option that allows you to LOCK the case electronically. Find the key that gives you access to the BIOS upon boot (usually F2, F10, etc) and press it. The option you're looking for should be under a menu item that sounds like System Security. Find the one that reads something like "Intrusion Detection", and disable it. Make sure you save the change prior to rebooting.
I have the same? machine (model D510S) and can be tricky to track down drivers. I can probably locate them for you and give you the link if you provide your model no. (should be on case near the front).
if you look at the back of the workstation you will find a hidden screw
next to the air vents, locate and unscrew, the casing should slide back
away from the front and lift off to access the optial drive and ram
Turn the notebook upside-down. * Remove the 3 Torx T-8 screws located towards the front of the computer. * Turn the notebook right-side-up. * Lift the LCD to its upright position. * Carefully lift up the palmrest making sure not to tug on the mouse's ribbon cable and let it rest on the keyboard. WARNING! If you tug on the cable you will disconnect the mouse and it is NOT EASY to reconnect! * Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive in place. * Gently lift the hard drive up a few inches and remove the ribbon cable attached to the hard drive. * Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive to its bracket. * Remove the hard drive from its bracket. * Place the new hard drive into the bracket. * Attach the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #8. * Attach the hard drive ribbon cable to your new hard drive. * Seat the new hard drive into its compartment. * Replace the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #6. * Replace the palmrest, making sure it snaps down into place. * Lower the LCD. * Turn the notebook upside-down. * Replace the 3 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #2.
if you just wanna open HDD case then just follow selecting above instruction.
And for HDD size. if depends on your using perpose:
if it's for general use then 80-100 GB is enough if its for graphic or gaming propose then you need to consider more than 200 GB and RAM too.
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