For normal access to the interior of the system unit,
only the right side panel, and possibly the top panel,
need to be removed. The left side panel must be
removed in order to install additional removable-
media or hard disk drives in the forward drive bay.
Never carry out any work inside the computer with AC
power applied. Always shut down the computer and
unplug all power cords before removing the top cover.
Take effective anti-static precautions while the covers
are off, as explained in the Safety & Regulatory
Notices at the start of this manual.
Right side panel
Shut down the computer and turn off the
If your AC power outlets have switches, set
them to their off positions.
Unplug all power cords from the rear of the
Remove the panel's two fixing screws.
Turn the caselock key to the unlocked
Slide the panel carefully towards the rear of
the system using the handle provided. After
about 2 to 3 cm of movement it is possible to
lift the panel vertically, clear of the system.
See the appropriate chapter on Motherboard Features
& Upgrades for more information about the
Remove the main side panel as described
Remove the top panel's fixing screw.
Slide the panel rearwards, then lift it off.
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