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Hello, i cannot close my lap top cover, seams that the frame covering the scream is broken at the left side corner, is it expensive to have it repair,i found little black pieces on my table...the problem occured today.i had ny computer for 3 years now, how do i get this fixed. I live in laval quebec.When i try to close my computer, the whole side buclles . it is a wonderful computermever had problems with it before. Please help....my e-mail address is cmonique@videotron.ca.Thank you in advance, yours truly, monique

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I would contact the manufacture of the computer and inform then about this and check to see what price it would cost to repair it

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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,

http://www.adverts.ie/desktops/dell-dimension-2300-printer-and-wireless-keyboard/2078459

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?

Post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 27, 2013 | PC Desktops

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How do I remove the CD/DVD drive from this computer? The layout inside is different from many desktops.


just pop off the colored plate and the clips are on the side. the drive will slide right out.
(1) take off the left side cover, (2) near the front, at the bottom of the internal drive cage is a plastic lever, flip it down, (3) now open the front plastic CD holder cover (the bottom gray plastic thing), (4) there are two finger holes at the bottom of the top plastic cover - pull the top cover loose (note if you're scared to put a lot of pressure on it, you can use a small flat screwdriver through those holes to lift back the two tabs holding the cover on), (5) with the top cover off, pinch in the two plastic tabs on the side of the drive you want and pull it forward (note disconnect the IDE cable (and audio if there is one) before pulling the drive too far out), (6) pull off the two side rails from the old drive (they just push in and pull out) - but note which rail comes off which side (I'm not sure if they can be inserted upside down or not, so just keep track of which one goes on which side), (7) push the side rails onto the new drive (note you have to really push hard on the metal part of the rail to seat it properly - you'll know it's not seated if the drive doesn't slip in easily), (8) slip in the new drive & connect the IDE and power (and audio if there is one)cables (9) install the top plastic frame, flip up the lock inside the case, then close the bottom CD cover thing, (10) enjoy the new drive. hope this helps you and please vote for me

Dec 04, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Pavilion dv4 1431us how to remove the hard drive. Don't know which section is the hard drive screw to unscrew.


The Battery Compartment Cover is to the outside.
(By the way. Have all power sources removed from the laptop. The AC adapter {Charger}, and the Battery)

Laptop upside down, face the Battery Compartment to the top.
The long middle cover in the middle, under the Battery Compartment Cover is the Harddrive Compartment Cover.

On the Left side of the Harddrive Compartment Cover are two screws to remove. One in each outside corner.
After the screws are removed, lift up on the Left side to remove the cover.
(They may just loosen to a loosened state, and not actually remove)

The Harddrive Compartment Cover is 'hinged' on the right side, with a couple of plastic tabs coming from the cover itself. After it is tilted up far enough so that these tabs will come free from the slots they're in, the cover can be removed.

There are 3 screws which hold the Harddrive Caddy in place. (The Harddrive is mounted to a sheet metal Caddy, which goes across the top of the Harddrive, and down each side)

The first screw is in the Middle to the Left outside.
The other two screws are on the Right, and are on the corners.

After removing the screws you will see a Black strip of cloth/plastic coming from the Left side of the Harddrive/Caddy combo.

The Harddrive is eased up slightly on the Left side, and pulled to the Left side with the strip of cloth/plastic.
(On the Right side of the Harddrive is the interface. The pins that come out of the Harddrive. These pins insert into a female socket in the laptop)

The Caddy around the Harddrive is mounted to the Harddrive with 4 screws.
Two on EACH side.
Holding the Harddrive in the direction it came out of the laptop, (Interface pins to the Right), look at the mounting screw on the Right side.
The one that goes through the sheet metal Caddy, and fastens it to the Harddrive.

Now look at the same screw on the Left side. It goes through a tab.
Remove these screws, and DON'T loose them, or mix them up with the other screws.
(Use a multi-compartment container. You can use a clean egg carton in a pinch)

Remove the screws from the other side.
Install the new harddrive in the Caddy, then install the Harddrive/Caddy assembly in the laptop.
DO NOT overtighten the screws.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I need to insatll a new memory card in my sony VGC-V517G computer how do I open it up?


Sony eSupport>VAIO VGC-V517G>Manuals,

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=VGCV517G

On this page l would like you to left-click on - VAIO User Guide, under the Manuals heading.

A small window will pop up on the left side of the screen. It took almost 30 seconds before I saw the first page. The screen was white in the meantime.
(PDF file is downloading in the background)

In the Bookmarks to the left, scroll down to -
Upgrading and Maintaining Your VAIO Computer, and left-click on the + sign to expand the file.

Left-click on Installing Memory.
(Page 91)

Page 92 has details, and illustrations, on removing the computer back cover.

Barring something prevents you from downloading this PDF file;

1) Computer off, and unplugged from power.

2) Observe Anti-Static precautions

[Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the hardware components inside a computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer on a table, computer case open, TOUCH an unpainted surface of the metal frame.

This will relieve your body of Static.

Should you get up, and walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return Touch the metal frame again ]

3) Disconnect any Peripheral devices connected to your computer.

Advise lay a clean towel on the table.
Gently lay the computer down on the towel, LCD screen face down.

4) Slide the back cover towards the top of the LCD screen.
It will only slide up so far, then the top of the back cover, is tilted towards the back of the computer, and lifted off.
Set the back cover aside.

5) Back of the computer towards you, the Ram Memory Cover is on the Right side.

The cover looks like a panel. It is rectangular shaped. There are two screws holding the cover on. Remove these two screws, lift the Memory Cover off.

The Ram Memory modules are right there.

Need further guidance in removing and installing ram memory modules, state in a Comment.
(Believe upper right of your page is the Comment button)

Jun 14, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGC-V517G PC Desktop

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How do i open the front cover on my DELL DIMENSION 4600?


Hi,
Just check the below manual for more information on the same:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/index.htm

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

If I have helped you, please help me, and rate this suggestion the highest FixYa rating. If you cannot rate this post with the highest rating, then please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.

Regards Anand

Feb 17, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a 5200 desktop gateway i need to pull the


As you face the computer the Left side comes off.

Computer off, and unplugged from power.

Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of five seconds, then let go.
This is to drain residual power from the computer.

Come around to the backside of the computer.
On the right side of the computer, (Facing the back of the computer), there are two large Thumbscrews.

One towards the top along the right edge, one towards the bottom, of the right edge.

Turn each one to the Left to loosen, and loosen them all the way.
They may not come all the way out, of the edge of the cover.

On the side of the side panel cover, is an indention.
This is a place to put your fingers, and pull back on the cover towards the rear of the computer.
(Or pull towards you)

The side panel cover only slides back about an inch, then it is tilted out, and lifted up.
Set the cover aside.

BEFORE you reach inside your computer, Touch the metal frame of the open computer case.
This will relieve your body of Static electricity.

Your body carries Static electricity, and Static will fry out the delicate computer hardware components, inside a computer.

Computer unplugged from power, you are safe.
Touch the metal frame, your computer is safe.

(Additionally; If you get up in the middle of working on your computer, walk away then return: Touch the metal frame of the open computer case again)

This is Gateway Support, and the User Guides download page for the Gateway 5200X,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/5200Series/1008272/1008272ul.shtml

On this page Left-click on the last file listed,
Gateway Computer User Guide.

Opening the computer case is on Page 50 ,
or in the Bookmarks, it's Accessories>Opening the case.

Feb 14, 2010 | Gateway 5200XL PC Desktop

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How to Open a case


Acer Aspire RC900?

1) Computer off, unplug the power cable from the surge protector. Now unplug it from the computer (Power Supply)

(Unplugging the power cord from the back of the computer, while still plugged into the surge protector, may cause a voltage spike.

This could result in frying out the Power Supply, and may also fry out the Motherboard, Processor, Ram Memory, and Graphics)

2) Viewing the Acer Aspire RC900 from the Front, the Left side panel, is the panel that removes.

3) Viewing the Acer Aspire RC900 from the rear, look at the right side. (Left side actually, but now the computer is turned around)

There is a Cover Release Latch that is close to the outside edge, and towards the top.

It is whitish in color, and approximately 1-1/2 finger digits long, and half a finger digit wide.
(Universal measurement I figure. Using the Inch system it is approximately 1-1/2 inches long, and 1/2 inch wide)

Pull this Cover Release Latch to the right. (Towards the bottom of the computer if it were standing up)

You will see that this side cover, has a formed shape that you can put your fingers in, to pull the side cover towards the rear of the computer.

Pull the side cover back towards the rear of the computer to remove it.

Advise:

Your body carries Static electricity,
Static can fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

Touch the metal frame of the open computer case BEFORE you reach inside, to relieve your body of Static.
(Not shouting)

If you get up, walk away, then return, Touch the metal frame again.

Computer unplugged from power, you are safe.
Touch the metal frame of the open computer case, your computer is safe.

Have any more questions concerning this, I'm right here. Please post in a Comment.
Regards, joecoolvette.

Feb 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire RC900 (91.PJB6P.UE7) PC...

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S7310n disassemble


This is HP Support, and the download page for the Upgrading and Servicing Guide,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1156509&

On this page scroll down to - Upgrading and Serving Guide, and left-click on it.
(Second file listed)

This is a PDF file download. The computer you are using has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

After you click on the Upgrading and Servicing Guide, file name, you will Not see anything happening for up to 30 seconds, or so.

Be patient, as the file is downloading in the background.

The Upgrading and Servicing Guide tells you, and shows you, how to open the computer case. (Page 7)

Barring that you are not able to download this PDF file, I will attempt to tell you how to open the computer case. (If you are using a Dial Up network connection, you may be as old as me, before the file downloads)

1) Computer off unplug the power cable FROM the surge protector. (Not shouting)
THEN unplug the power cable from the back of the computer. (Power Supply)

Now unplug all cables connected to the computer.

2) Lay the computer on a towel on top of a table. Keeps the table, and the computer from being scratched.
Lay the computer on it's Right side. (Computer facing you, the right side is to the right. Hey, don't laugh, lol!)

Loosen and remove the three computer cover screws, on the back of the computer's case.

The computer cover that removes is an L shape. It comes down the Left side from the top, and wraps under the bottom.

Looking at the Top/Back of the computer, there is a screw to remove on the Top, of the Left side of the computer case. (Top/Left side corner)

Looking at the Bottom/Back of the computer, there is a screw to remove from the Bottom, of the Left side.
(Bottom/Left side corner)

Looking at the Bottom/Back of the computer, there is a screw to remove from the Bottom, of the Right side.
(Bottom/Right side corner)

After these three screws are removed, the Left side of the computer cover is slid back about 1/2 inch, (1.25cm), and lifted straight up.

BEFORE you reach inside! (Not shouting)

Your body carries STATIC electricity.
Static can fry out, (Short Circuit), the hardware components inside the computer.

TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve your body of Static electricity.
If you get up, walk away, then return, Touch the metal frame again.

Now, do you wish to disassemble this desktop computer completely, or just remove, and replace a few hardware components?

The above Upgrading and Serving Guide from HP Support tells you, and shows you,

1) How to remove, and replace the computer cover

2) How to remove, and replace Ram Memory

3) How to remove, and replace an optical drive.
(CD/DVD Drive)

4) How to remove, and replace a PCI card, that is in a white PCI expansion slot, on the motherboard.

5) How to remove, and replace the CMOS battery

6) How to remove, and replace a Harddrive

Should you need further disassembly guidance, let me know in a comment.

Feb 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion s7310n (EN996AA) PC Desktop

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Cover too hard to close


the frame is not seated properly look at the back where the hinges are and make sure all that is flush

Apr 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Opening the dell 1707FP monitor


To open the case, do the following:

1. Remove the base from the back of the monitor by pressing the large black button on the back.

2. Remove the 4 large black screws located under the plate you removed in step 1.

3. Along the left side, towards the top of the monitor, locate the seam that divides the front from the back of the monitor. This is located along the left side and is about 1/16" back from the front of the monitor.

4. Using a flat blade screwdriver with approx a 1/4" wide blade, work the screwdriver into the left side seam, almost to the top of the seam. Your screwdriver should be going into the crack between two pieces of black plastic.

5. Gently turn the screwdriver left and right until you feel the front separate from the back.

6. Once you have a "hole" to start working from, gently pry the rear cover away from the front bezel. Make sure that the bottom right corner (closest to the power and adjustment buttons) is the last part of the front that you attempt to pry apart. Be extremely careful in this area, as the buttons are part of a small circuit board attached to the front bezel. While it seems like front bezel is the piece to remove, actually you want to remove the back case first. Pulling the front bezel too far away from the LCD screen itself can damage the flex circuit. Once you remove the back cover, you should be able to see the red and white flex circuit that goes to the front panel circuit board.

7. Gently fold the bezel away from the LCD screen, keeping the bottom edge of the bezel close to the screen. Again, use caution not to damage the flex.

8. Once this is done you should be able to see a green circuit board with 5 very small phillips head screws. Remove the screws and find a safe place for them. Once this board is removed you should be able to see the cracked button. In my case I just removed the pieces of the button and powered on the monitor using a small q-tip. Once reassembled, the actual button is inside the hole, but off to the left. The two contacts that you see directly behind where the button used to be are LEDs to indicate the power is on.

NOTE: In place of a q-tip, you can use any small, non-metallic, not sharp object. A pointy pencil eraser might work well too.

Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly. Hope this helps!

Jun 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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