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how to open a sony VAIO desktop computer case???

by austin6118 / February 5, 2006 11:59 PM PST

i simply just to not get it....i need tto install a new audio card on my moms computer and i cant figure out how to open the case...there are two small tabs on the back of the computer but i push them either way and nothing budges...there no screws or anything, its a mystery to me...HELP

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Check
by Willy / February 6, 2006 12:16 AM PST

Push tabs/knobs and while doing that push/pull/lift the cover abit. Once its loose, the rest should follow w/o holding tabs/buttons. Make sure no screw(s) are locking down that cover, it may only be one screw if any. I too many times finding opening some(any maker) cases a hassle and relearn again and again how its done, so don't be discouraged, sometime a good smack is required. Did you check with Sony support website for your model# and see what it takes, try looking for upgrade advise for replacing HD(just look) to see what they mention.

tada -----Willy Happy

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thanks
by austin6118 / February 6, 2006 12:42 AM PST
In reply to: Check

thanks for your help. i was able to get the top cover off, but that still didnt help me to get to the area for the audio card that i need to replace...i can't seem to get a side off. i guess ill just have to deal with waiting on the phone with sony...thanks again, much appreciated

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Look at all 6 sides.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2006 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: thanks

I have this desktop where you rip the front off (it's quite hard to dislodge) and then the side panel slides forward instead of most where they slide back.

Bob

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