The following steps will provide you information on how to open the case for the dell Inspiron 519 desktop computer you are requesting.
Step 1. Before you begin, you must ensure that you have unplugged the computer system from the electrical outlet along with all other cords. This will help ensure your safety to reduce the chance of electrical shock. It is important to remember that when working inside any electronic device that capacitors can hold an electrical charge for an extended period of time even when there is no power source directly connected to the system and can still cause an electrical shock.
Step 2. Lay the computer tower on it's side with the cover facing up.
The following picture is a good illustration to help guide you:
Numbered parts list and what they are
1. Is the computer cover.
2. Is the front side of the computer.
3. Are the two thumb screws you will need to remove.
4. Is the cover grip.
Step 3. You will need to loosen the two thumb screws that hold the case in place.
Step 4. Pull the cover grip directly towards the back of the computer in order to release the cover.
Step 5. Once the computer case is released, you should now be able to pull in an upward direction and completely remove the case to expose the internal components of the computer system.
Step 6. In order to replace the case, just follow the same steps in reverse order.
If you are planning to remove the motherboard, you will have to remove other internal hardware components before you can completely remove the motherboard.
The following link will provide you with a Manual for your computer system in pdf format
. You can download and save this information to help answer any other questions you may have about your system or contact dell. I hope this helps solve your problem, please feel free to contact me if you need further assistance.
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