Having problems with your Gateway 500XL PC Desktop ?

I cannot get the side panel off my gateway 500xl

\015 I want to add more ram to my gateway. I cannot get the side panel off to access the motherboard\015

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The Gateway 500 xl has a release button (quite wide) on the inside at the top of the panel. Simply press this release button and pull the top of the panel away from the computer. It then lifts off.
I do believe the front face has to come off first. Some units the face must be pulled up or down. Some units the face comes straight out. If your pc has rivets around the back edges ....then you will know that the front face comes off first. If there are screws (7mm) remove them and the panel should come off by sliding the panel toward the back of the pc. With the pc sitting on its back(connector side down on a table) GENTLY PRY around the edges of the face. If the connection points are square.....then the face comes off by sliding the face up or down.(more than likely up) If the connection points are round....the face comes off straight out. Tell me if this helps.........mtg
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