opening up computer - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2007, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Default opening up computer

i think that i have to open up my computer but i'm not entirely sure how since each individual comp differs. i have a IBM IntelliStation PIII. does anyone know how to open this particular comp? also, for some reason it will not turn on even when plugged in. would the internal battery be a possible cause for this and need changing?

fudgeout is offline  
Old 01-27-2007, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748

You should be able to unscrew ttwo or three screws on side panel. Probably the left side when your looking at the the computer.
As for the not turning on sounds like the power supply. Make sure and lay your hand on the metal case so you get the static outy of your body or you could short some components.

sPlAtOiD is offline  
Old 01-28-2007, 12:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
suicide007's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: inside.
Posts: 279

A lot of older computers, around when the P3's were popular, opened after you moved two little clip-looking thingies upward and yanked off the left side-panel of the case. You might try that. When in doubt, unscrew everything and pull. carefully. lol. But yea it def sounds like a burnt psu. does the little green (or orange) light come on when its plugged in?
Intel Conroe e6750
SLI EVGA 8800gts KO's
4GB Patriot DDR2 800mhz
22" Widescreen Sceptre LCD monitor 5ms
OCZ 700W psu
320gb seagate w/ perpindicular tech.
Creative SB X-Fi Fatality
Thermaltake Armor: Extreme Edition
suicide007 is offline  
Old 01-28-2007, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2

i see 2 screws in the back of the computer (on the left side when i am directly facing the front of the pc). i also see a keyhole underneath that. would that be what u r referring to? see no clip-looking thingies.

i specified that it was an IBM IntelliStation PIII. while models are different, wouldn't this particular type have the same way of opening up as all of the others? if so, would anyone know?

the light doesn't go on at all and nothing happens when pressing power button.

also, prior to this i was experiencing os problems which some had attributed to changing the CMOS battery. anyone know if the 2 could be related.
fudgeout is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.