David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff

Embarrassing question?

The computer seller sent out a replacement hard drive, exactly as promised. Now, step one is to open the computer case... except I can't figure out how. :-( I've only gotten as far as unscrewing all the main screws, and can't slide off the plastic cover from the main metal frame. It's a refurb'd Acer Aspire AM3450 desktop. I've searched Google, YouTube, and Acer forums (with phrases like "open case", "disassemble" and "take apart") to no avail. I then downloaded the only manual from Acer's support site, and it literally says just this:
Opening the computer

Before removing any panels or covers, please make sure to shut off the computer and unplug the power cord from the outlet.
  • Remove the screws on the chassis.

  • Slide the panel off.
Yeah... real helpful. :-( Any ideas?

Update: I figured it out ten minutes after I wrote that. I had been assuming that the cover came off as a single piece. Once I looked at each side of the case as an independent part, I was able to find the one side that slid off separately. Yay.
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