Originally Posted by shadowedice
Ahh I guess yours comes off. My little piece has a part where I can untab the bottom, but near the top I guess the part broke off and it was melted down to keep it in place (got my case from their refurbished sale).
Ah, Actaully no. That part isnt really supposed to come off, so it's plastic welded in there. My case is brand new and came like that too.
It's really easy to remove though, because the way they melted the plastic leaves it very brittle
For future reference, the tab is really easy to separate without damaging, just push back on it as if you were removing it normally.
The other plastic weld is easy to separate also, but requires a think knife. Any standard razor blade will work.
~ Hold the front panel so that the top of the front part where the piece is is flat on a table.
~ Insert the tip of the knife between the plastic pieces behind the weld, then insert the back of the blade in between the pieces in front of the weld on the same side of the trim piece, not across it.
~ Gently continually apply pressure evenly to the weld. It should snap relatively cleanly. Remember that your goal isn't to reach the table with it! When the weld breaks, the pieces will splay away from your knife a little bit. This is ok. They will spring back when the knife is removed.
~ If you feel you're applying a lot of pressure, rock the knife slowly and carefully back and forth from tip to base, NOT side to side and NOT with a sawing motion.
~ Repeat for the other side of the trim piece.
~ After the weld is broken, It should slide straight out. You may need to use the knife to clear away some of the brittle weld plastic from the inside.
Hope this helps someone, I guess...