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Opening case I have a Acer Aspire M1100 and I want to put another hard drive in it. I have no problem with installing that, my problem, probably a silly one, is opening the case!! I have taken the screws out but haven't got a clue how to open it

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What java do I need to acess games on pogo. acer m1100 64 bit

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dont know if you have done it yet but looking from the rear of the machine you have two larger philips black headed screwsremove them and break the warranty seal then where the bottom screw comes out put your finger under the handle and pull this slides the side case off

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Re: opening case

It looks like the metal cabinet will slide back. Maybe sticking a flat screwdriver between the black cabinet and the back panel will loosen it.

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