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Need help taking the cover off of my computer!

So, anyways, I recently bought a new burner for my COMPAQ Presario. I began by removing the one screw that held the side panel on. Afterward I took off the face of the computer. However, in order to get to the screws on the other side of my computer I must take off the other side--right--panel. I cannot do it. There are some sort of brads in it instead of screws(and they are all around the frame)! I would appreciate some help, please! Either with how I can remove them easily or what tool I would need to remove them accurately. I have taken a picture of the brads, studs, or pegs that I am talking about. You can see them at the ver corner of the black panel and then there is another one just below it. I looked at the formation of this "brad" and it has nothing inside of it for a screw driver or anything as such to catch to turn it. It's just a simple hole with no markings or groves. Thanks!



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Re: Need help taking the cover off of my computer!

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When requesting assistance, please provide the complete HP/Compaq model name and/or product number of the computer in question.


There is no need to remove other side of the case. In fact, it is impossible to remove the other side without destroying the case. Once I have the model or product information, I will post a link with detailed instructions. In the meantime, I have included a link to what may be a similar model;


"Adding or Replacing a CD or DVD Drive"


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