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I am trying to upgrade the memory on my Phillips LS1200 PC but cannot get the side off the box. I have removed the two rear thumbscrews but the panel will still not come free. How can I overcome this problem? Are there some hidden catches somewhere?

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  • jlishman450 Apr 18, 2009

    The proposed solution has not worked. The removable panel is on the left hand side of the computer looking at it from the front. I have removed the two thumbscrews and tried to pry the panel loose per your suggestion but without success. I think there may be a hidden catch, or catches, somewhere that must be released before the panel will slide free. For further information if it will help the computer is a desktop Phillips Freeline LS 1200 PC S/N 4000333100076



    John.

  • jlishman450 Apr 21, 2009

    Yes but in addition to removing the screws I found that a block of wood and a light hammer tap on the front of the panel solved the problem

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Try to push or pull the side panel out towards the back of the case if your unable to then unscrew all screws you find and see if you can remove the front panel from the case.

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It has two side panels that can be removed correct. if that is the case and you have removed any screws holding that panel... you will need to take a flat blade screw driver... gently pry the top lip of the panel at the rear of the case.. till it moves slightly.... then move to the bottom and repeat that... you may have to shift to top and bottom again... but it will slide off

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