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With great difficulty , i dont have a step by step guide , but i did the same thing , if you do do this you wont have the external shell anymore i ended up breaking mine to bits , so i suggest dont do this if u still want a external shell.

How to open: get a flat head screw driver and try to pop it open with brute strength careful you don't touch the HDD enclosed inside and to keep the wiring intact. there will be hidden screws inside the case which i ripped off.

Sorry i cant be of further help and Goodluck! :)

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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