How do I remove the front cover of Dimension 4600 (i assume same for all dimensions)

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How do I remove the front cover of Dimension 4600 (i assume same for all dimensions)

  • I want to remove the front plastic cover of my dimension 4600, so I can put a filter of the intake (inside is getting pretty dusty), but cant figure out how it comes off. Any suggestions?
  • Redwing634,

    Check this link for instructions on removing the front cover panel:

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/parts.htm#1138510

    Cover panel removal is not the same for all Dimension systems. 

    Steve

    Message Edited by BigBrother on 09-29-2005 08:36 AM

  • looks awesome, ill try it out later. Thanks
  • Redwing634,

    You are welcome.  While you have the system open, you should consider cleaning out all of the dust using canned air.  Do not use a vacuum cleaner.  Since you are going to add a dust filter, you will need to change that filter regularly or it will cause your system to run hotter when the filter gets clogged up.

    Steve



  • BigBrother wrote:

    Cover panel removal is not the same for all Dimension systems. 

    Steve

    Sure it is.  For all systems, READ THE MANUAL...  :smileywink:

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  • BigBrother wrote:

    Redwing634,

    You are welcome.  While you have the system open, you should consider cleaning out all of the dust using canned air.  Do not use a vacuum cleaner.  Since you are going to add a dust filter, you will need to change that filter regularly or it will cause your system to run hotter when the filter gets clogged up.

    Steve

    I think the filter is a bad idea.  It will reduce airflow and as Steve notes it will clog.  Simply clean out the system with canned air more often.

    With over 30,000 posts (through early 2007), Rickmktg hasn't bought a Dell computer since July 2005, but has bought two Lenovo laptops...   

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  • Im only using female nylons as a filter, so it really shouldnt reduce air flow too much, and i plan on changing it pretty regularly. I'm doing it because regardless of how much i clean it out inside, it continues to get loaded with dust.


  • Redwing634 wrote:
    Im only using female nylons as a filter, so it really shouldnt reduce air flow too much, and i plan on changing it pretty regularly. I'm doing it because regardless of how much i clean it out inside, it continues to get loaded with dust.



    If you need help in removing the nylons from the female, I'm sure that some of us can help you out.  :smileywink:

    I've heard that using male nylons doesn't work as well, and you don't want to have to go get them... 

    With over 30,000 posts (through early 2007), Rickmktg hasn't bought a Dell computer since July 2005, but has bought two Lenovo laptops...   

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  • lol thanks, but i had my gf buy some for me =P didnt want to buy them myself haha