Having problems with your IBM NetVista PC Desktop ?

How do you open an IBM NetVista computer's front panel? I can open a side panel of the computer easily but I don't see any obvious way to open up the front panel in order to investigate a mysterious random automatic power-on-off problem of the computer. My computer is not connected to any external equipment. I have ruled out any software faults by re-installing the operating system. Now I would like to look around the front-panel power switch to see what is causing this random problem. Your help


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Had the same problem. Removing the front panel to get to the hard drive took me quite a while to figure out!

Look at the back of the pc. At the very top (above the connectors) you'll see a blue push. Push it at the same time as pulling the black "handle" (just the plastic - not the metal and plastic) and it releases the bevelled plastic which is gripped so hard otherwise.

This isn't mentioned in any manual or guide. Very odd. There is no need for a flat bladed screw driver at all although it says that in the book. So the front cover rips off top to bottom when the blue button is pressed!

This works on the 8307 and a few other models.
The users manual will show how to remove cover.
\015\012I had a similar power problem, which was caused by the on/off switch. a new switch purchased from IBM/Levono fixed it.
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