How To Build Your Own
Pentium II Computer
Setup the Chassis
Last updated: 4/12/99
the boxed computer case on the floor with the top up.
the tape on the top of the box and along the sides of the top with a knife
or razor and open the top.
the box over so the open top of the box is on the floor and the top flaps
are spread-out away from the box..
pull the box up and off the case.
roll the case over so the bottom of the case is up.
the styrofoam packing from the bottom of the case and put it in the empty
the plastic packing away from the bottom of the case.
the case over on its bottom and remove the remaining styrofoam packing and
plastic-wrap and place them in the case box and set the box aside.
the case on the workbench with the bottom on the bench and the back of the
case facing forward.
the four screws along the edge of the sides of the back of the cover of the
case and place them in a bowl so you won't loose them.
is seam (crack) between the plastic on the front of the case and the chassis
cover. Pull back on the cover by placing the tips of your fingers in
the crack on about half way up on both sides of the case. The cover
should move about two inches and resist further movement.
the bottom of the sides of the cover at the rear, tilt the back up, spread
the cover outward a little, ease your hands along the bottom of both sides
of the cover, and gently lift the cover off the chassis. Set the cover
aside where you won't trip over it or back into it.
the power cord, Assembly Instructions, and bag of hardware from the inside
of the case. Open the hardware bags and put the hardware in the bowl.
the case on its side, with front towards the front of the bench and the bottom
to the left.
the four rubber feet from the parts bag and install them on the bottom of
the case with the plastic pins provided.
the plastic interface card edge guide (part G) inside of the left front of
the above picture and make sure all of the tabs holding it to the front of
the case are snapped into their respective holes.
is an ATX input/output (I/O) panel at the rear of the case. There is
lip along the bottom of the panel which seats along the bottom edge of the
rectangular hole in the case through which the panel is exposed. Look
from the back of the case and see if it seated properly. Using the
phillip's head screw driver, make sure the single screw used to fasten the
panel to the case, located at the top-middle of the panel, is tight. With
exception of those in the red box in the picture, use a screw driver
from the inside of the case to push out any remaining blanks in the holes
in the panel (not those in the case above the panel) and carefully bend them
off at the rear of the chassis.
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