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Compaq Presario, taking off the case?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by corn, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. corn

    corn Guest

    I am thinking about upgrading my Xboxes hard drive, following Chuckheads tutorial, and I need to take off the PC case. I have no clue how to, the PC is a Compaq Presario desktop, and I got awhile back, it looks like this:
    I know it snaps off, because I have seen my dad do it, but I don't know how to take it off myself.
    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Jizmak

    Jizmak Regular member

    Dec 27, 2004
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    1. Take the side door off as usual.
    2. Locate the drive door lock inside the chassis.
    3. Rotate the lock to the down position to unlock the upper front panel door.
    4. Press the indentation located on the lower front panel to open the lower door.
    5. Grasp under the bottom of the upper front panel door, lift up, and gently remove from the hooks. (Tip: The upper front panel door has finger holes.)
    6. Remove any of the bay components by pressing both sides of the drive rails. There are no screws.

    This was based off a Presario 5000,

    You could also find your manaual online from the compaq
    website, which will offer details as to how to get in and out of your box clean.


    This has to be the worst case for maintenance that I've ever run into. Pop-rivets instead of screws everywhere! Compaq must have saved, gee, at least $0.01 for each screw that was replaced by a pop-rivet....
  3. corn

    corn Guest

    Lol, thanks. I don't like it, either feels like it might brake haha.

  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 15, 2004
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    moved to correct forum as not a windows issue. what is the model# of that presario?

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