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How do I open the case on a Dell E`73FP? I have purchased a new logic board for it but have been unable to open the case for installation..I have begun popping the edges but this sounds and looks like it is stressing the plastic. is there another way?

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I am repairing my E173FPc Dell Monitor and to take off the back cover you must look on edge of frame to the lcd and you will see little Pry Slots. Get a flat head or knife and stick it in there, then give it a twist and "snap!!"..continue along the frame at about 4 inches apart till the whole frame is off (but dont take the frame off just yet. lay the panel down on the LCD on a Towel or somthing soft, then unscrew the 4 phillips screws to the stand and remove. then pull the back off. Now on the sides of the tin you will see 4 more screws,...remove and lift but be carful you must unplug about 7 plugs before you can get to take out the circut board but that has screws also that need removing.(((seperate and label your screws)))) or (((take a few digital Photos as you go)))).. THATS IT.. I WILL POST PHOTOS SOON SOMEWHERE THAT GOOGLE WILL PICK UP LABLED DELL E173FPc LCD Monitor repair Blank screen blinking green light specific>

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Look for more screws in back, under plates and in corners.

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