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Having a bit of trouble figuring out how to mount my hard drive


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#1 xireph

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:08 PM

I'm trying to build my first computer with the help of a friend, and we have made it as far as mounting the hard drive with only minor setbacks, but now I'm stuck...I can't really figure out how to get it in.

I'm using http://www.pc-specs.com/case/LC_Power/LC_Power_PRO-916BII_Gridder/692, which is tool less. This is what we have so far:

 

http://imgur.com/iYElhV3 As best we can tell, the things the red things are on are part of it.

 

We've figured out that we can remove them and put them back in slightly shifted, but haven't figured out how that's useful.

 

http://imgur.com/KrZqhoC

What those things look like from the inside. They have pegs sticking out that look like they could fit into the hard drive, but don't actually line up with any of the screw holes. Also, that and the other side seem to be way too far apart to reliably hold the drive in place.

 

http://imgur.com/CBx0Zz7 

The front of the case. As you can see, we've figured out how to remove the black panels, but it doesn't seem that useful as there're metal panels just a bit inside. We also replaced one with a black panel with a slot on it that came with the case (you can see it in the picture) just for fun, but it doesn't really seem to accomplish anything.

 

http://imgur.com/U80bSSZ 

 

Lastly, the drive itself. I don't actually know how relevant this is, but here it is for posterity.

Here's also a link to the product itself, which, come to think it, probably completely eliminates any potential need for the previous photo.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i2

 

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance for taking the time to read all this and any thought given to our rather silly problem.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:49 PM

I'm trying to build my first computer with the help of a friend, and we have made it as far as mounting the hard drive with only minor setbacks, but now I'm stuck...I can't really figure out how to get it in.

I'm using http://www.pc-specs.com/case/LC_Power/LC_Power_PRO-916BII_Gridder/692, which is tool less. This is what we have so far:

 

http://imgur.com/iYElhV3 As best we can tell, the things the red things are on are part of it.

 

We've figured out that we can remove them and put them back in slightly shifted, but haven't figured out how that's useful.

 

http://imgur.com/KrZqhoC

What those things look like from the inside. They have pegs sticking out that look like they could fit into the hard drive, but don't actually line up with any of the screw holes. Also, that and the other side seem to be way too far apart to reliably hold the drive in place.

 

http://imgur.com/CBx0Zz7 

The front of the case. As you can see, we've figured out how to remove the black panels, but it doesn't seem that useful as there're metal panels just a bit inside. We also replaced one with a black panel with a slot on it that came with the case (you can see it in the picture) just for fun, but it doesn't really seem to accomplish anything.

 

http://imgur.com/U80bSSZ 

 

Lastly, the drive itself. I don't actually know how relevant this is, but here it is for posterity.

Here's also a link to the product itself, which, come to think it, probably completely eliminates any potential need for the previous photo.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i2

 

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance for taking the time to read all this and any thought given to our rather silly problem.

 

Did you READ the instruction manual that came with the computer case?

That should tell you everything you need to know!



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:21 PM

I would have loved to at several points in the process, unfortunately no such instruction manual actually came with the case.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 04:35 PM

Yeah, these manufacturers are notorious for not providing documentation.

 

I can't really figure out how to get it in

I assume that you can get it in to the bay, but can't figure out how to install it. It is entirely possible that there are parts that are missing and that is why you can't anchor the drive. Usually there are metal "slides" that screw onto each side of the drive using the drive's screw holes; then you slide the drive in and they "click" into place and hold it firmly. That is why the bay is too large, the "sliders" you install take up the extra room. Try to contact the manufacturer (good luck with that one, they seem to be a German company).  and confirm. Maybe a better option is to contact the retailer you purchased from and explain that parts are missing. Good luck with that one also.

Otherwise, you must get imaginitive. Perhaps there are generic slides available somewhere; search Newegg.com or Amazon. This is a stretch, but worth a few minutes of your time. Possibly drill holes in one side of the bay and directly screw the drive to the side with two screws, then figure some way to support the drive on the other side since it will be hanging free. Not a good suggestion, but any port in a storm.

I would return the case if possible.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

Hello Xireph and welcome to BC I really like tool-less cases and yours looks nice.  Try to place the hard drive behind the fan so it gets extra cooling from it.  The red things should screw out (righty tighty lefty loosey) and you should be able to move the black pins that hold the drive so they WILL indeed lock into the hard drives' screw holes when you pop/slide the drive in. Do you see how there are multiple notches so you can move the black pins to line up with the screw holes?  Then you tighten the red holders back up and simply slide the drive in so it locks into BOTH screw holes.  The black pins may need to be moved so you can accomplish this.  Feel free to post back if you need any more help.



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 02:16 PM

I don't see an online manual for that case on the manufacture's website either. I saw a link for manuals but it just brings you to their firmware download page.

Anyway that looks similar to a system I built Saturday. The red knobs turn to loosen the bracket and they pop off, then slide the hard drive into the bay. You will have to line up the holes in the hard drive to the pins on the bracket, and put the bracket back on and tighten the red knob. I can't see but you may have another bracket with a red knob on the opposite side too.






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