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How to open Dell Optiplex gx280 case?

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Last response: in Components
July 28, 2009 9:00:53 PM

Third latch, top right corner in back panel with green plastic tab seems to be keeping case from opening. Cannot figure out how to release this catch. Do I just use a crow bar? Thanks.

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July 28, 2009 9:49:28 PM

A Hammer always works for me on dells!
July 29, 2009 11:19:02 AM

Don't know much about this Dell line, I did however have a few GX's come thru last week. No 280's but a couple of 240's.
The latch with the green tab is more than likely the expansion card lock and has nothing to do with opening the case.
There are 2 buttons, 1 on the top and 1 on the bottom ( or left and right depending on wether you use a tower or desktop configuration ) these are all that need to be depressed to open the case.
If you're have problems, try releasing one side then the other, worked for me on these systems.