Alternative Opening Procedure
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An alternative to the "crowbar'" method using a putty knife. This method uses no force and causes no damage.
- Author: Donald Todd
- Time required: 15 - 30 min
- Difficulty: Moderate
Prying the case open will inevitably cause damage. This method disengages the catches to allow the case to be easily opened by hand.
The technique is probably applicable to the Intel Mini which has similar catches, but has not be tried.
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Instead of a putty knife a dozen or more 1-1/2" pins are required.
With the computer upside down identify the apertures where the catches are located along either side and also at the front.
Insert the pins from the apertures between the wall and each catch. Be very careful to keep the pins against the case wall. This is more obvious from the second photo with the case removed.
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