VAIO MX Computer System Reference Manual
Removing the Side Panel
Shut down your computer and turn off all peripheral devices, such as
Unplug your computer and any peripheral devices.
Gently place the system unit on its side, as shown in the illustration.
Locate the release tabs on the edge of the side panel. Press and hold
the tabs while sliding the panel towards you.
When the side panel releases, lift it up and away from the unit.
If you remove the side panel immediately after you shut down your
computer, the components may be too hot to touch. Wait until the internal
parts of the system unit cool down before you attempt to remove the