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Old 05-03-2007, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I feel a little silly askin this because i built my entire computer without a single problem...except my DVD drive doesn't fit in the drive bay. I bought it as OEM...if i would have gotten retail, would it have come with a piece that fits inside the drive bay? It's loose in there, none of the screws I have will thread it or are not long enough to reach it.

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Newegg.com - Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply - Retail
I was able to put in a card reader in the smaller 3.5" drive bay...but the dvd drives have no support and only a few screw holes...what am I missing?
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Old 05-03-2007, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is probably a 'toolless' design.. you srew 2 brackets to the sides of the drive, and it then just slides into place in the case... there are no pics of the drive bays on Newegg, so I can't say for certain, and the specs don't mention it either....

See below picture.... I found this on this case: Newegg.com - Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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That makes almost perfect sence. On the bottom of my case, there are 8 of those...but they're mounted down. It makes sence because there's 8, and there's four 5.25" drive bays. When I get home this evening I'll give that a try and let you know if that's what they're for. Now that you post those pictures, it seems logical. Thanks a lot I really appreciate it!
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yep thats how it is, i got the same thing on mine, man was it annoying untill i found the brackets mounted to the case under the hdd bay...that sucker would pop out every time i moved the pc, but its a snap to remove it, just gotta pop the front bezel and push in the tabs and it just pops right out.
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That was it. They weren't mounted, they slid in and out of the mount that is on the bottom of the case...for easy keeping

Took me 2 minutes to get those screwed on and it clicked right in and is nice and snug. THANK YOU!!!
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Reading the manuals that come with the hardware is a good practice usually...
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yeh i tried that but got fed up with it...it wasn't a good manual.....
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