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December 25, 2004 1:16:22 PM

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Hi,

I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know how
to do it. Could somebody help me?

Thanks and Merry Christmas,

Richard
December 25, 2004 1:16:23 PM

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Go to support.dell.com. All the info
is there.
Dave
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 1:16:23 PM

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"Richard" <superricky@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:ivfzd.42979$GK5.2057129@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi,
>
> I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know
> how to do it. Could somebody help me?
>
> Thanks and Merry Christmas,
>
> Richard
>

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/s...

There ya go, Richard. Merry Christmas to you as well.


Stew
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December 25, 2004 4:16:09 PM

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Thank you for the info.

Richard

"Richard" <superricky@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:ivfzd.42979$GK5.2057129@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi,
>
> I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know
> how to do it. Could somebody help me?
>
> Thanks and Merry Christmas,
>
> Richard
>
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 8:19:59 PM

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Turn the case on it's side so the arrows are pointing upward and press both
release buttons, one on the top and one on the bottom and the case will open
like a clamshell. I had to do this last week when I upgraded the memory in
my 8300. Be careful when you close it that you don't pinch any cable when
you close the case back up.

Ron

"Richard" <superricky@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:ivfzd.42979$GK5.2057129@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi,
>
> I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know
how
> to do it. Could somebody help me?
>
> Thanks and Merry Christmas,
>
> Richard
December 25, 2004 9:55:08 PM

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Is this sherwindu guy like the ONLY person in the
world having a problem opening a Dimension 3000 case!?
Can't open a computer case...don't work on your computer.
Dave
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 11:08:40 PM

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Hi Richard,
Just be thankfull that you don't own a 3000 series Dimension. There are no
release
buttons on that one. You have to provide your own can opener.

Sherwin D.

Richard wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know how
> to do it. Could somebody help me?
>
> Thanks and Merry Christmas,
>
> Richard
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 11:44:12 PM

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"sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:41CDC99C.AA3240B1@comcast.net...
> Hi Richard,
> Just be thankfull that you don't own a 3000 series Dimension. There are
> no
> release
> buttons on that one. You have to provide your own can opener.
>
> Sherwin D.
>



http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/e...
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 9:15:44 AM

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Yes, and will Dell refund the money for this piece of junk?

Sherwin D.

Chopperdad wrote:

> Turn the case on it's side so the arrows are pointing upward and press both
> release buttons, one on the top and one on the bottom and the case will open
> like a clamshell. I had to do this last week when I upgraded the memory in
> my 8300. Be careful when you close it that you don't pinch any cable when
> you close the case back up.
>
> Ron
>
> "Richard" <superricky@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:ivfzd.42979$GK5.2057129@news20.bellglobal.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know
> how
> > to do it. Could somebody help me?
> >
> > Thanks and Merry Christmas,
> >
> > Richard
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 9:23:56 AM

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Thanks for the reference for opening the Dimension 3000. However, I have seen
these before. The instructions say to use the indents to slide the cover open. I
am no
90 pound weakling, but I could not budge the cover in this fashion, until I took a
tool and pried it open. Same with the front cover. Maybe I was just one of those
unlucky
people that got a 'lemon' off the assembly line, but I don't think so. I have two
other
computers with similar sliding sides, and never had any such problems with them.
When people spot a possible design flaw with DELL, why do others rush in to defend
the company, even if they possibly never owned that model (they must own stock in
the company)?

Sherwin D.

"S.Lewis" wrote:

> "sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:41CDC99C.AA3240B1@comcast.net...
> > Hi Richard,
> > Just be thankfull that you don't own a 3000 series Dimension. There are
> > no
> > release
> > buttons on that one. You have to provide your own can opener.
> >
> > Sherwin D.
> >
>
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/e...
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 3:01:37 PM

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If it was a design problem, we would see it in this newsgroup. You are the
only one posting here about the problem.


"sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:41CE59CF.C4D493E@comcast.net...
> Thanks for the reference for opening the Dimension 3000. However, I have
> seen
> these before. The instructions say to use the indents to slide the cover
> open. I
> am no
> 90 pound weakling, but I could not budge the cover in this fashion, until
> I took a
> tool and pried it open. Same with the front cover. Maybe I was just one
> of those
> unlucky
> people that got a 'lemon' off the assembly line, but I don't think so. I
> have two
> other
> computers with similar sliding sides, and never had any such problems with
> them.
> When people spot a possible design flaw with DELL, why do others rush in
> to defend
> the company, even if they possibly never owned that model (they must own
> stock in
> the company)?
>
> Sherwin D.
>
> "S.Lewis" wrote:
>
>> "sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:41CDC99C.AA3240B1@comcast.net...
>> > Hi Richard,
>> > Just be thankfull that you don't own a 3000 series Dimension. There
>> > are
>> > no
>> > release
>> > buttons on that one. You have to provide your own can opener.
>> >
>> > Sherwin D.
>> >
>>
>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/e...
>
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 8:08:39 PM

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Could also be a defective single unit, even if not a deign problem. This has
been known to happen... Ben Myers

On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 12:01:37 GMT, "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote:

>If it was a design problem, we would see it in this newsgroup. You are the
>only one posting here about the problem.
>
>
>"sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
>news:41CE59CF.C4D493E@comcast.net...
>> Thanks for the reference for opening the Dimension 3000. However, I have
>> seen
>> these before. The instructions say to use the indents to slide the cover
>> open. I
>> am no
>> 90 pound weakling, but I could not budge the cover in this fashion, until
>> I took a
>> tool and pried it open. Same with the front cover. Maybe I was just one
>> of those
>> unlucky
>> people that got a 'lemon' off the assembly line, but I don't think so. I
>> have two
>> other
>> computers with similar sliding sides, and never had any such problems with
>> them.
>> When people spot a possible design flaw with DELL, why do others rush in
>> to defend
>> the company, even if they possibly never owned that model (they must own
>> stock in
>> the company)?
>>
>> Sherwin D.
>>
>> "S.Lewis" wrote:
>>
>>> "sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:41CDC99C.AA3240B1@comcast.net...
>>> > Hi Richard,
>>> > Just be thankfull that you don't own a 3000 series Dimension. There
>>> > are
>>> > no
>>> > release
>>> > buttons on that one. You have to provide your own can opener.
>>> >
>>> > Sherwin D.
>>> >
>>>
>>> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/e...
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 11:21:20 PM

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"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:BKxzd.6511$iC4.2120@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> If it was a design problem, we would see it in this newsgroup. You are
> the only one posting here about the problem.
>
>


So...you're saying there's something wrong with using a screwdriver?

<cough>

Stew
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 11:22:29 PM

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"sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:41CE57E3.CD1C0116@comcast.net...
> Yes, and will Dell refund the money for this piece of junk?
>
> Sherwin D.
>


Not sure the screwdriver pry marks are mentioned in the warranty. I'm gonna
guess and say no.


Stew
Anonymous
December 27, 2004 4:14:55 AM

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On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 10:16:22 -0500, "Richard"
<superricky@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>Hi,
>
> I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know how
>to do it. Could somebody help me?
>
> Thanks and Merry Christmas,
>
> Richard
>
You've been answered, but uhhh....you got a manual with it right?
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Anonymous
December 27, 2004 10:24:19 AM

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Actually I used a prying tool contained in a glass case attached to the
computer
which said "In an emergency, break glass".

Sherwin D.

"S.Lewis" wrote:

> "sherwindu" <sherwindu@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:41CE57E3.CD1C0116@comcast.net...
> > Yes, and will Dell refund the money for this piece of junk?
> >
> > Sherwin D.
> >
>
> Not sure the screwdriver pry marks are mentioned in the warranty. I'm gonna
> guess and say no.
>
> Stew
Anonymous
December 27, 2004 10:28:03 AM

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What this Dell really needs is a 200 pound gorilla to come and assist me in
forcing
this thing open. My hands won't do the job.

Sherwin D.

"S.Lewis" wrote:

> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:BKxzd.6511$iC4.2120@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> > If it was a design problem, we would see it in this newsgroup. You are
> > the only one posting here about the problem.
> >
> >
>
> So...you're saying there's something wrong with using a screwdriver?
>
> <cough>
>
> Stew
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 12:53:20 AM

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The manual is the way to go since you have to push in both buttons and since
there is quite some weight on it, you have to lift since the hard drive, CD,
DVD and other peripherals are located on the part that you are pulling open.

"Paul Knudsen" <HughG@dodgeit.com> wrote in message
news:efous0t9qp4ebhpbeba93hb53jdoem271n@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 10:16:22 -0500, "Richard"
> <superricky@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> > I want to open the case of my Dell Dimension 8300 and I don't know
how
> >to do it. Could somebody help me?
> >
> > Thanks and Merry Christmas,
> >
> > Richard
> >
> You've been answered, but uhhh....you got a manual with it right?
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 4:31:33 AM

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On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 21:53:20 -0500, "Chopperdad"
<scotty@bellsouth.net> wrote:

>The manual is the way to go since you have to push in both buttons and since
>there is quite some weight on it, you have to lift since the hard drive, CD,
>DVD and other peripherals are located on the part that you are pulling open.

All right. Sorry about being facetious. 8200 and 8300 here and I had
no problem opening the cases.
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