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pupadorn
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How to remove rear cover

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Need to clean fan but canno't remove rear cover. I can loosen the two screws but when I attempt to loosen cover the clips will not budge. Is there a special tool to loosen the cover?

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@pupadorn,

Grasping the back cover, your flexing outward away from the seam.  A putty knife (thin blade) can be used to gently pry the back cover outward and away.

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Check out the following remove and replace videos.

 

In the media library, click on Rear Cover on the left side to start the video.

https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=5436977&MEID=12B63162-517B-490E-8897-FA6BBE09472E




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Thanks for the reply. I have watched that video many times but I am not able to remove cover as easily as they show. I removed the 2 screws but when I attempt to remove the cover I canno't un snap the tabs without feeling that I will break the cover.  Is there any type of tool that would make it easier to pry open the tabs along the sides?, or there a trick that I am missing? 

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@pupadorn,

Grasping the back cover, your flexing outward away from the seam.  A putty knife (thin blade) can be used to gently pry the back cover outward and away.

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Thanks for the reply and recomendation using the putty knife. I have tried svrl times applying pressure around the cover but with no luck. I do not want to break the cover. I give the knifi a try.

 

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@pupadorn

 

It would be better to use a large spudger tool to remove the cover.

 

Spudgers are made of plastic to avoid damaging covers on mobile phones and other electronic equipment. 

 

Plastic Spudger 

https://www.google.nl/search?q=plastic+spudger&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab&gfe_rd=cr&ei=FB...

 

 




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Thanks Iwill need to obtain one

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