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How to open the case safely (without damaging it)?

I have the Buffalo Ministation 120GB portable HDD, and I also have a 320GB notebook HDD lying around...
I was wondering how can I open the Ministation's case safely so that I can swap the 120GB HDD with the 320GB HDD?
I already tried removing the screws on the case, but it still wont open.. If I just pry it open will I damage the case? or is it meant to be pried open?

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  • 5ean Nov 27, 2008

    hello,
    i am trying to open my ministation case and have the same problem.
    did you find a way to get the case open?
    i think something must slide after the screws are removed, but it doesn't seem to budge.
    if you have any help please email me
    sean@coconutlogic.com
    thank you

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Remove all screws from the enclosure, and then slide a then metal (non magnetic) slide to pop the clips off of the sides of the enclosure, lengthwise. You can do it without breaking the plastic

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