How to take off computer side?

hi how do i take the computers side off so i can read what the psu is, there dont to be any screws in it, its a novatech case if that helps
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  1. There should be clips or something similar on the side, or there should be a thumb screw on the back securing it, look around the case.
  2. yes there are thumb screws at the back, sorry, is it easy to put back on?
  3. Yes, its also easier putting it back on when the computer is on the side.
  4. is it best to unplug it from the wall for doing this?
  5. You can turn off the wall socket or the power supply.
    Press the power button for a few secs after you have disconnected/switch off the plug/socket.

    But if you are just checking something not changing anything then there is no need...
  6. i dont think ill be turning off the power suppy i just didnt want to turn it on its side, can they damage easily?or bits rattle around?
  7. Power supplys aren't fragile like hard drive, it takes a hammer or a short circuit to break them (or a few drops of water...).

    You can shake a PSU as much as you want and it won't break unless it flys out of your hand....
  8. jay_nar2012 said:
    Power supplys aren't fragile like hard drive, it takes a hammer or a short circuit to break them (or a few drops of water...).

    You can shake a PSU as much as you want and it won't break unless it flys out of your hand....


    more likely to damage the floor than the power supply.


    best to unplug the leads if they are tight though, if there is plenty of slack then no need


    best to pull power cable though as there is still power going to the power supply


    don't touch anything on back of powersuply, just pull cable

    some power supplies have a switch/slider to convert from 110 to 230 input voltage

    if you acidently change this then you will fry it (i know ive done it before, no pics this was before digital camera's where commonplace)
  9. i just want to read the power supply im not even putting my hands in it
  10. shanky887614 said:
    more likely to damage the floor than the power supply.


    best to unplug the leads if they are tight though, if there is plenty of slack then no need


    best to pull power cable though as there is still power going to the power supply


    don't touch anything on back of powersuply, just pull cable

    some power supplies have a switch/slider to convert from 110 to 230 input voltage

    if you acidently change this then you will fry it (i know ive done it before, no pics this was before digital camera's where commonplace)


    Done that before ( switched the little switch to 110v on a 240v socket and BANG, didn't know WTF happened (did it when i was younger)...
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    i just want to read the power supply im not even putting my hands in it


    Then just open the case read the sticker (note anything down) put the side panel back on.
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    hi how do i take the computers side off so i can read what the psu is, there dont to be any screws in it, its a novatech case if that helps


    Use 1/2 lb of P4 and #6 Detonator will definitley get the side off the case
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