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Cracking Open the Dell Adamo

Bottom panel locking mechanism

The Adamo uses a very slick locking system to hold the bottom panel in place.

The locking system utilizes three tracks of pins that span the inner left, right, and front edges of the computer. The pins lock into slots machined into the bottom panel, creating a very tight and secure connection.

Photo and caption by iFixit for TechRepublic.

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