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Opening the tower to add Ram memory

I'm not sure how to open the tower on the Hp Compaq DC5100MT. I don't know if I need to take off every screw on the back and the sides to get to the Ram memory. There are 2 large hand turnable screws that turn easily but don't open the unit.
I'm just trying to verify before I take off more than I need to.

Thanking you in advance for your help in this matter,

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1. Press the Power button to turn off the computer. 2. Disconnect the power cable from the wall and computer. 3. Remove the screw securing the Easy Access panel. 4. Locate the latch directly below the screw, pull down, and hold in the down position. 5. Grab the handle and slide the Easy Access panel from the chassis. 6. Turn the computer on its side, with the open side facing up.
1. Complete the “Accessing Internal Computer Components” procedure. 2. Pull outward on the release latches found on both ends of the memory slot. 3. Align the memory module with the memory slot 1 on the system board. 4. Push the module carefully and firmly into the slot, ensuring that the latches 2 on both ends snap into place.
Note: Press gently to ensure that the memory module is properly positioned.
As I know it supports up to 1024Mb.
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I happened to find a PDF on compaq's support site: if you use Ctrl+F in your web browser and put in DC5100MT it will take you down to the right place. Simply open this PDF if your favorite viewer and there's a whole series of images explaining how to take the panel off (page 4).

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