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Opening the case of SR1403WM Computer

How do I open the case. There is one big screw on the side in the back and 4 smaller screws. What do I need to do to open the case.

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Normally you will be able to see it from the back of your computer. The part you can see from the outside is usually about half an inch high by 4 inches wide. They usually have a stubby little antenna sticking out, or at least an antenna screw in jack kinda like the one on the back of your tv except smaller.

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Then there will probably be 1 screw holding the actual wireless card in place inside at the back. Once that screw is removed you can just pull it straight out of the motherboard socket.

Obviously you would unplug the power cable and the monitor cable before you open up the case to prevent any shock to yourself or damage to your machine.

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The eMachines ET1331G desktop computer uses the eMachines NexGen 3 computer case.

Looking at the computer from the Front, the Left Side Panel removes.

Looking at the back you will be viewing the Right side.
There are two screws to remove, then the side panel is slid Back. (Towards the rear of the computer)

There is a raised protrusion in the middle of the Side Cover on the back. This is where your fingers go to pull back on the Side Panel.

There is one screw coming down from the top, on the edge of the Side Panel, and one screw coming up from the bottom.
(Philips head screws)
Remove them.

Slide the Side Panel back. It will only slide back so far, as there are tabs coming from the Side panel, into slots of the computer case.
Once it stops sliding back, take it straight out to the side. Lay the Side Panel aside.

Here is a photo detailing the back of the ET1331G from eMachines Support,

http://support.gateway.com/emachines/desktop/2009/emachines/et/ET1831/ET1831rv.shtml

The two screws on the Right side, as you are viewing the computer from the Rear, as shown here.

NOTE*

1) Computer UNPLUGGED from power

2) Observe Anti-Static Precautions BEFORE reaching inside the computer, and BEFORE handling hardware parts.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.

Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components in a computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case to relieve your body of Static.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to touch the metal frame again upon your return.

For additional questions please state in a Comment.

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Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power.
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or you might see Philips-head ("cross") screws.
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Or, look at the side-panel -- there may be a "lever" (like a "tab" on the top of a pop-can) that can be lifted to release the side-panel.

Or, older towers had a "one-piece" cover (like an upside-down "U") that needed to be unscrewed, pushed slightly towards the back ot the case, and then vertically lifted off.

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first you need a scew driver...commonly screw driver is needed,

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Viewing the back of your computer, you will see a large thumb screw, on the right side of the computer case.

It's to the right of that round ventilation opening. (Round shape with multiple holes in it)
Unscrew the thumb screw to the Left, to loosen it.

The side panel that the thumb screw is in, pulls back towards the rear of the computer.
If you look, there is a place to put your fingers at the end of the side panel.
(Raised 'Hump' in the sheet metal of the panel)

Hold the top of the computer case with one hand, pull the side panel back with the other hand.

NOTE*
The computer MUST be unplugged from power before proceeding!

Not only is there a possible issue for Your safety, but also the computer's!
You will fry out the Ram Memory stick/s if you remove, or install with the computer plugged into power.

Also,......there is an Anti-Static issue that needs to be addressed, BEFORE you reach inside your computer

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out the hardware components inside a computer.
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TOUCH the metal frame Before, you take those ram sticks out of their protective antistatic bags.

Should you get up for any reason, walk away, then return, Touch the metal frame again.

Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins, on the bottom of the ram stick.
You can handle the ram stick anywhere, but on those contact pins.
The ram stick is coated with a see-through plastic.
The contact pins are not.

Should you need advice on how to remove, and install ram memory, please state so in a comment. (Top right of page)

This is HP Support, and the download page for the -
Upgrading and Servicing Guide, for the Compaq Presario SR1630NX,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1122478&

On this page scroll down to - Upgrading and Servicing Guide.
Left-click right on the name.
This is a PDF file download. Give it a few seconds.
After you see the first page, you will note there is a download progress bar.
Let the file download all the way Before looking through it.

Should you wish to save this file to your computer, please come back, and state so in a comment.

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4) Removing and Adding a Drive. (Harddrive and Optical Drive)
5) Adding Memory
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1. First of all, you need to shut off your computer. To do this press the power button on the front of the computer after you have shut it down from Start> Shutdown on your start menu.

2. Unplug the power cord from your computer. This is the big black/white/grey plug that plugs into the power supply on the back of your PC.

3. Unplug the rest of the wires from the back of the computer.

4. Find a sturdy flat surface on which to work on.

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