Optical Drive Upgrade - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2015, 05:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 11
Default Optical Drive Upgrade

Hi,

I want to install an optical drive inside of my case but the in the front of the case the external drive cover looks a bit small and for some reason there is already a fake CD-ROM button. My case is a Gigabyte GZ-M5.
__________________

marknzl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2015, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,506
Default Re: Optical Drive Upgrade

Have you opened it up and seen if it's just a blank placeholder plate?
__________________

__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2015, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
cb600fshornet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: England, Birmingham
Posts: 361
Default Re: Optical Drive Upgrade

Looks like you have to take off the front panel, slide the optical drive in and screw it in, then put the front panel back in place. The button on the case will push the button on the optical drive (when fitted), chances are, the panel at the front flips forwards, allowing the optical drive to open, then flips closed when the optical drive is closed.
cb600fshornet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 12:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 11
Default Re: Optical Drive Upgrade

Hi,

There is a bay for an optical drive but the front of the case where the placeholder cover is, it looks smaller compared to other placeholder covers.
marknzl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 08:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,077
Default Re: Optical Drive Upgrade

As cb600fshornet already told you, you need to remove the front cover to install an optical drive. I can't find anything to tell you how to remove the front cover, but most of the time you have to remove each side to get access to the tabs on the inside front of the chassis that hold the front cover on, Some case fronts just pop off and pop on when you gently pull on them from the bottom
__________________
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
Ronald Reagan - 40th president of US (1911 - 2004)
Joe C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 09:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,506
Default Re: Optical Drive Upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe C View Post
As cb600fshornet already told you, you need to remove the front cover to install an optical drive. I can't find anything to tell you how to remove the front cover, but most of the time you have to remove each side to get access to the tabs on the inside front of the chassis that hold the front cover on, Some case fronts just pop off and pop on when you gently pull on them from the bottom
This.

The cover looks "smaller" because it's a bezel that partially covers the optical drive edges. Like Joe said, you need to remove that front plastic cover so you can slide the optical drive in/out.
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 11:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
cb600fshornet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: England, Birmingham
Posts: 361
Default Re: Optical Drive Upgrade

It will look a little bit like this when you take the front cover off (not exactly the same as I couldn't find any images of your exact case with the front panel removed):
__________________

cb600fshornet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vista Upgrade and Optical drive problems SteveMKIIDub Microsoft Windows and Software 3 08-11-2007 07:33 PM
optical drive upgrade ever_thus System Upgrades 6 12-26-2005 08:13 AM
Optical Drive Upgrade fifreak3 New Systems | Building and Buying 2 08-24-2005 06:32 PM
Dissapearing optical drive on Vaio laptop & Best Buy's ineptitude Lrr Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 4 10-31-2004 03:24 PM
optical drive audio cables? AznRurouni007 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 3 06-16-2004 01:24 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.