Has anyone taken apart a new Dell??

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  1. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    So I bought a 3000 series a few months ago and it has been a great computer but I am ready to upgrade it alittle. I bought a DVD recorder and was all set to install it when I found out that they used rivits to put this damn thing together *sigh*

    Should I drill out the rivits or is there something im missing, hidden screws, release mechanism ect ect?? Or should I pay a computer store to install it?



    Anyone do this yet??
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    No need to drill anything. If its the case I'm thinking of, you slide the left side (viewed from the front) off like in the link above. Then you push a couple of plastic tab/hooks to release the plastic front cover. The 5.25" drives will easily slide out once you remove a couple of screws from their left sides (again, as viewed from the front). The right side and top of the case is riveted down but there's no need to remove them.
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    90% of Dells are plastic. There's no way you need to drill anything.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    And once again OT comes through in the clutch. Got it all in and it's working great.


    Thanks again guys!
     

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