Learn about the technologies behind the Internet with The TCP/IP Guide!
NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. See here for more.
Find The PC Guide helpful? Please consider a donation to The PC Guide Tip Jar. Visa/MC/Paypal accepted.
View over 750 of my fine art photos any time for free at DesktopScenes.com!

Read up on building your PC, anywhere you go!
Click Here!

Custom Search







Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 4: Installing The Mainboard In The Case
      9  Examining the Drive Cages

Previous Topic/Section
5.25” Drive Cage
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Removing the Side Panel
Next Topic/Section

5.25” RF Shields

The 5.25" RF shields have one opening which, it is assumed, will be used for the CD-RW. The other RF shields are also removable. However, they’re attached by thin pieces of metal (Figure 52). To remove a shield, just twist, turn, and bend the RF shield until it breaks loose. Unfortunately, sometimes, there will be sharp edges, and, once removed, such a shield can’t be replaced. So, only remove this type of shield as you need the bay. And, always be careful of sharp edges on a case. We won’t be using any of the other 5.25" drive bays, so we’ll leave all 5.25" RF shields in place. If the metal holding a “removable” shield is particularly strong, you might need to cut it with a wire cutter with a small head (called a side cutter). Be careful not to cut yourself when breaking off one of these RF shields. Blood spurting out of your hand detracts from the fun of building your own PC.


Figure 52: Removable 5.25” RF shields

These 5.25” RF shields are “removable” by breaking them off. Use a side cutter to detach the next shield, if needed. One space is already provided for one 5.25” drive. Be careful not to push too hard to remove one of these, because when it breaks off, your hand could slip and you could get cut by the sharp edges.

 



Previous Topic/Section
5.25” Drive Cage
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Removing the Side Panel
Next Topic/Section

If you find The PC Guide useful, please consider making a small Paypal donation to help the site, using one of the buttons below. You can also donate a custom amount using the far right button (not less than $1 please, or PayPal gets most/all of your money!) In lieu of a larger donation, you may wish to consider buying the inexpensive print version of How to Build Your Own PC, direct from the author. Thanks for your support!
Donate $2
Donate $5
Donate $10
Donate $20
Donate $30
Donate: $



Home - Table Of Contents - Contact Us

How to Build Your Own PC (http://www.PCGuide.com/byop/) on PCGuide.com
Version 1.0 - Version Date: May 4, 2005

Adapted with permission from a work created by Charlie Palmer.
PCGuide.com Version Copyright 2005 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.
Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.