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DVD ROM drive...installed but gap.

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by billybob, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. billybob

    billybob Regular member

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    Hey, i ordered a case off the internet, and i also ordered a sony dvd ROM drive (i just wanted to buy something with the remainder of that weeks budget lol, so i bought a dvd drive).

    I fitted the Sony DVD Rom drive....but theres a gap above it. I uploaded a picture...here it is:

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    You can see above it there is a gap. Just wondering whether theres any solution to this....?
     
  2. Indochine

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    Man, that's funny! Thanks for giving me a good laugh.

    Sorry.

    You could put a little string of LED chaser lights behind it, and then everybody will think it was an intentional cool feature.

    You could buy a stealth bezel.

    You could put the PC below your eye level somewhere and then you won't see it.

    You could stick some black tape over it...

     
  3. billybob

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    Sorry for asking
     
  4. Indochine

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    Casecom.

    Sorry i dont even know what a stealth bezel is....what is one?

    Sorry mate....it just makes it look a bit unprofessional..
     
  6. Indochine

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    Looks like our posts crossed. See above. A stealth bezel is a face plate you attach to the front of your CD/DVD drive to make it look better with the case. Some case makers supply their own stealthing kits, and you can get "universal" ones like the Coolermaster.

    PS let's be friends now. Sorry about before. Your case looks pretty nice. I was jealous. ;-) Shame about the gap. Maybe a bezel is a simple way to dress it up?
     
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    Thanks mate :)

    Yeh we're friends :D I was just depressed lol.

    Im not sure about that bezel. I will use it on other builds i sure, but you know, its now on my floor, im siting on my bed, and i cant notice it lol.

    hey, if i do think its too noticible, i might actually use the black tape option!! On the inside like :p

    Plus, that picture i took was before i fitted it properley with all the screws.


    Oh also mate, the psu i have in it (its an old one)....well...i think it only has plug/leads/outputs to go into TWO dvd drives....well...im hoping to, at the end, have three. Is there any "multitab-like" think i can get? Or any other method.... Just a quick quesiton.
     
  8. Indochine

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    What about approx. 5.25" of black plastic covered thin cable stuck with blu-tack or taped inside on top of the drive going along the gap inside? like bathroom sealer? Or black paper or card...

    Any computer part store will have these... 5.25" drive power splitter

    Or Cables Direct have them - part no. CC2125Y price $2.46

    http://www.cablesdirect.com/search_internalcable.asp

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    Thank you VERY much :D
     
  10. Pcpal001

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    I don't see no gap. Maybe it's all that weed you're blowing?
    No, I'm just edited by ddp. That gap is bigger than the Grand Canyon!
     
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    Pcpal001, wtf is that post about?
     
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    Are you smoking weed with Billybob too?
     
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    no but lightning struck you!! post edited
     
  14. billybob

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    Thanks ddp.

    Seems he sabotaged the thread anyway. (N)

    :D
     
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    billybob, how many screws are you using to attach the drive? hopefully 4 screws. loosen off those screws so can adjust the drive upwards to cause a gap on the bottom side to be equal to topside gap. before doing that, see if those 2 faceplates on the 2 bays have some up/down play.
     
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    Thanks so much mate :) Ill try that tomorrow. Tis dark in my room now, light switch is so far away. lol :d
     

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