I have a Google Mini and I cannot open the case? It seems to be a simple case, but I cannot figure it out. I removed the two screws in the back and I am expecting to slide the top back and it would remove like 1,000 other servers I have that do this.

I can't get it.

Does anyone know how?


Here's an article from AnandTech where they open up the Google mini. There's a couple of awkward screws in the front to remove that have no usable screwhead... alt text http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/it/googlemini_final/screw.jpg

  • @izzy - Thank you, I googled for an hour and did not find this! What did you search for? – user14946 Sep 23 '09 at 3:30
  • @Indie - Nuts - first search, fourth result! Searched for open case google mini, 4th link, and followed the trail from there. Fear the Google-Fu ;) – Izzy Sep 23 '09 at 3:35
  • @izzy - I am in, looks awesome, do you have a tutorial to remove/add hard a hard drive? – user14946 Sep 23 '09 at 3:54
  • Depends on the chassis, but it's all pretty standard stuff if you've worked with servers before... – Izzy Sep 23 '09 at 4:12
  • @izzy - I have 1,000 servers and none are like this. It looks like the front is riveted on? so I can't easily take it off to expose the front drive bays – user14946 Sep 23 '09 at 4:18

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