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Laptop memory upgrade - Freevents X67

I need to open my Philips Freevents X67 laptop as I want to upgrade the memory. I took all the screws out but still can't seem to open the case.

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There are usually small buttons that slide in order to unlock access doors in the case, in addition to the screws. Look at the bottom of the laptop for switch type of buttons. There should be one to hold the battery and the cd drive and one for the hard drive. Keep a coffee cup next to you in order to drop the small screws and parts into it so that they do not get knocked off of the table during your work.
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Posted on Apr 23, 2010

  • No Bull Sep 05, 2011

    It's easy. Why do people guess all the time - If they don't know they should stop trying to be a hero.

    I guarantee you have missed 2 extremely tiny screws which are only visible when the cd tray is open. You may have already worked out there are 3 rubber grommits hiding 3 more screws but NOTHING is hidden under any feet.

    Lift the case while sliding it towards the CD drawer as the action of removing the underside is coupled with the internal unplugging of the CD unit. You'll see it. (FYI if you later remove the metal tape from the CD housing it can then easily be slid back in even once the computer has been reassembled.

    Think - Thick screws hold the screen mechanism in on the back and side
    The tiniest screws hold the periopherals like the CD unit and Hard drive
    The long thin screws hold the rest in.

    Best to draw a diagram and get some bluetack so you know where they go.

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