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    Default Compaq DeskPro EN with busted button - how to get it open?

    So yesterday I bought a Compaq DeskPro EN from a mate at uni. One of these. Nice little low profile PC, P3/1 Ghz.

    The thing currently has no drives, and a Radeon 7000 PCI that I want to stick in my Dell. Therefore, i obviously need to open it.

    The thing has two case release buttons, one on each side. However, the one on the right doesn't work. So how can I get this stupid thing open? Thanks in advance.
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    A flat head screwdriver should do the trick at moving the latch.

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    Got it open, I jammed a flathead screwdriver in where the button goes down, and operated the good button the normal way, With a bit of convincing, the case came straight off. The machine now "boasts" a 40GB HDD and a Pioneer slot-load CD-ROM, and is running Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition. (yeah, i'm crazy)

    Thanks all
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