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Use the following steps to open the case: WARNING: The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer. CAUTION: This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (like a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

  1. Unplug all cables except for the power. Write down each cable location if you do not already know where it connects.
  2. Unplug the power cable and with the power cable removed press the Power button on the front of the PC.
  3. Remove the screws that attach the side panel to the computer. Do not remove other screws, such as the power supply screws, that are also located on the back of the computer. compaq deskpro - c00371492.jpg
  4. Slide the left-side panel towards the rear of the PC to remove it.
  5. If the front of the drive is blocked by an extra door that is part of the case, remove the front cover. You may have to remove the opposite side panel in order to access the front cover. Press in on the tabs that retain the front cover, there should three to four on each side of the cover and gently pull forward. It helps to have a friend help with this process. Carefully detach any cables that may also be attached to the front cover.

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