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Taking computer cover off dell dimension 3000 so I can access motherboard

How do you take the computer cover off a dell dimension 3000, the screws don't look like they fit any of the tools I have. Then there's one side of the computer that looks like it's attached by no screws but I don't know how to get it off! Sorry I'm so dumb. Please help!

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    my problem is that my dell don not boot i need help

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    cant get cover off dell dimension 3000

  • mlsadler Jan 23, 2008

    ok, thanks. now I inserted the new pci card for IEEE 1394 , do I need to download anything so that my computer knows I have that now? Or can I just turn on my video editing software and hook up my camcorder and it should work. I tried just hooking up my camcorder ,but it didn't work. please help. thanks.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    same issue with the cover

  • k_TIM2003 Feb 13, 2009




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  2. Lay your computer on its side with the computer cover facing up.

  3. If your computer cover has a cover latch, slide and hold the cover latch.

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