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Mounting new DVD burner


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#1 CoolasIce

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:41 PM

Mounting new DVD burner

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I had to replace the factory DVD burner since it stopped recognizing dvd discs.
Easy out, and easy in, except when I lined up the mounting screw holes in the side with the holes in the case, the face of the new burner sits an inch or more inside the case instead of flush.

I can use it like this, but there are a few ways I'm thinking about to fix it:
slide it forward flush, and then drill and tap new holes in the side of the burner or
try to swap the original faceplate (which is thicker) with the new faceplate

Is this a common problem?
What do most people do?
This is an OEM unit. I don't know if that makes a difference.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:55 PM

There should be more than one option...for screw alignment.

Most rails/cases have several points at which screws can be inserted to secure drives.

If new holes are needed in the case...let it be so. Don't put holes in the optical drive.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:24 PM

There should be more than one option...for screw alignment.

Most rails/cases have several points at which screws can be inserted to secure drives.


Ditto. I have yet to run into a problem with drives/mounts. Pick the right mounting holes.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:41 PM

OK. Thanks for the replies. I iniatially thought about drilling the holes in the side of the burner, but..duhh.. I should get a little creative and drill the holes in the case instead.
For the non believers, here's a pic if the case with only 2 holes and no slots.
The new burner is on top. See the empty screw holes?
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This pic shows how deep the drive sits in the case, about an inch.
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Edited by CoolasIce, 07 July 2009 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:29 PM

Its because its an E-machine case (or looks very similar) your stuck with it that way because the stock player has a curved bevel. You can try swapping the face plates or making new holes in the case.
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