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I am trying to remove the side cover from a Dell Dimension 3000 to replace RAM. Don't seem to be able to work it out. Can you help please?

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Can you move the little black lever on the back by the PCI cards? I seem to remember it moves upwards to unlock the side. Once you've moved that, the side slides back a couple of inches and then lifts off. Put the Dell flat on its side so you can get more purchase to push the side back - it can be hard to start off.
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Hello

Please use the following link to view the manual for your computer

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/en/OM/j6758A04.pdf

Page 50 describes in detail how to remove the cover and pages 53-56 show how to install memory

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Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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