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Removing sides on a Dell Dimension 2400 tower

Hey I purchased a memory module for my Dimension 2400 so I can upgrade it but I just quickly looked at the case an not sure how to remove case sides! I see some screws an rivits. Also some things that look like a button... Any help would be greatly appreciated! I read several bulletins an they all said it was real easy!!

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Lay the case on its side and depress the "buttons", there are is one on either end. The case opens like a **** shell, if you start to open it and it feels very heavy on the top, stop and turn it over so the motherboard is toward the floor, that will make it easier on you.

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The first obvious question is does the new 512MB Memory module meet the above specification? Some Memory modules are able to steep down speed.

If it does, then first ensure the new memory module is properly installed. Take ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) precautions or you may damage the new memory module and/or the system board.

To proceed compare the system beeps and diagnostics lights color and sequence to the Advanced Troubleshooting guide.

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