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Can't get the 660s case panel open?

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September 29, 2013 8:35:17 AM

I'm going to install a low profile 6450 into my Dell 660s but for some reason, it seems the screws are glued on to the case cover. I noticed the power supply's screws are easy to take off but why is the case impossible to get open? Any help?

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a b ) Power supply
September 29, 2013 8:43:45 AM

take a screw driver and stick it in the screw slots. then take a hammer and rap on the end of the screw driver. perhaps they put some kind of "sealant" on the threads and doing this will help free the screws............ or heat them.

( are you sure they are real screws or just decoration )?
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September 29, 2013 8:48:44 AM

swifty_morgan said:
take a screw driver and stick it in the screw slots. then take a hammer and rap on the end of the screw driver. perhaps they put some kind of "sealant" on the threads and doing this will help free the screws............ or heat them.

( are you sure they are real screws or just decoration )?


I'm sure they are real screws. But wouldn't that ruin the screws?
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a b ) Power supply
September 29, 2013 9:09:03 AM

not trying to ruin anything. just trying to break the bond with the sealant on the threads............. I didn't say beat the hell out of it. just enough to break the bond................ you can try putting some muscle into it to.

also, they probably screwed them in with electric screw drivers......... they could just be over torqued.
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a b ) Power supply
September 29, 2013 9:15:28 AM

If that fails break out the impact driver and 4lb ball pein hammer!
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September 29, 2013 12:20:01 PM

swifty_morgan said:
not trying to ruin anything. just trying to break the bond with the sealant on the threads............. I didn't say beat the hell out of it. just enough to break the bond................ you can try putting some muscle into it to.

also, they probably screwed them in with electric screw drivers......... they could just be over torqued.


Mousemonkey said:
If that fails break out the impact driver and 4lb ball pein hammer!


Ok got it open. How do I remove the nuts on graphics card to make it low profile?
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a b ) Power supply
September 29, 2013 12:48:26 PM

link what graphics card you have.............

anyways, i think you need to remove the small nuts with the female threads in them ( the ones the 2 monitor cable hold downs screw into.) then there's a small phillips type screw on the board holding the vga....................... post link to card. very important to see it.
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