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Trying to remove a computer cover from a DELL computer. There was only one screw at the back on the left side. But it is still not opening

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Turn the computer around. On the back right side, look for an L shaped plastic piece sticking out. Slide it down. Now, while holding this piece down, sprawl your right hand against the panel side on your right and pull the panel toward the back. (It is often hard to get much of a grip.) It does slide out, though.

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Unscrew and then pull towards back.
sometimes these panels can be very very tight.
hope this helps.

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How do I remover the cover?

A) You post the model number of the Dell computer.

This is found probably right around that Power On button, but I can't see it clearly in this video.

Look at the Back of the computer.

Post back in a Comment.

B) If I were guessing it would be Dell Dimension 2300, or
Dimension 2350,

If this holds to be true the Left Side Panel removes.
Looking at the Front of the computer, is how left; and right are determined.

Thumbscrew is approximately 3 inches down, from the left rear top corner.
Thumbscrew is loosened all the way. Isn't supposed to remove, but sometimes they do. (Small clip on screw comes off)

Once Thumbscrew is loosened all the way, pull back on the Side Panel.
There is a molded fingerpull in the left Side Panel, at the back.

If memory serves there are Tabs with a hooked end, that protrude from the Top edge of the Side Panel, and Bottom edge of the Side Panel.

Think of them like a J.
They protrude through slots in the metal framework, of the computer case.

Do to the hooked end the Side Panel only slides so far back, then stops. This is because the hooked end, is stopped in the slot/s.

Push the Side Panel just a little Forward, (Towards front of computer), then pull Side Panel straight out.
Lay aside.

Also FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures before reaching inside your computer. Failure to do so will result in an expensive conversation piece.

"Yeah, I forgot to follow Anti-Static Procedures, and Static shocked the hardware components inside.
I think it looks good with those plants on it, don't you?"

Your body carries Static electricity.
(You can develop over 75,000 volts, and that may be a low estimate)
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

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

May I ask what the problem is?

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They are along the outside edge of the left panel, and on the backside of the computer.

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In-between the two screws is a bulge. A formed place in the back edge of the left panel.

Once the two screws are removed, hold onto the computer with one hand, and place the fingers of your other hand into that 'bulge'.

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Right side cover removal
  • remove the screw securing the right side cover to the chassis. ( this is located at the right rear, inside the side cover near the black toner. again use care not to drop the screw.)
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  • remove the cover.
Left side cover removal
  • remove the screw securing the left side cover to the chassis. ( this is located at the left rear, inside the side cover near the black toner. again use care not to drop the screw.)
  • press the tab securing the front of the cover to the chassis
  • lift the cover upward slightly, and then away from the chassis to remove it.
Good luck.

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