After Hours

Cracking open the HP Blackbird 002 DE LCi gaming PC

Tool-less access

For most of the components in the Blackbird 02 you do not need any tools. But for the few places where you might need a tool, one is provided along with some extra screws and nuts.


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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