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What I mean is that how can I open the game plastic box or the cabinet to be able to go in the electronic repair on the board. To repair anything I have to open the cabinet or the plastic covers.

I just removed 2 screws from the bottom of the unit but can't open the plastic cover.

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Depending on the model, it can have one screw for top cover which when removed allows you to slide it towards where the screw came out. Then there are about 7 screws (one hidden under the VOID Label).

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