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I have an advent T9404. I need to open the case to add RAM. I have removed the two obvious screws that hold the side panel, but the side panel will not move. I don't want to force it. Is there another fixing point that need to be released?

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Remove 2 screws from right rear of case, then slide the side of the case backwards. The panel is a tight fit and may require firm pressure to remove. There is no other screw or fixing point.

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Hello
Welcome to FixYa
I hope Following will Help you
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