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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 5: Installing Drives

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Installing Other 5.25" Drives

Similarly, install any other 5.25" drives you desire. This PC case has one open slot for a 5.25" device. If you wish to install multiple devices, you’ll need to remove one of the metal RF shields that covers the other 5.25" drive bays.

RF shields are often held in place by thin pieces of metal. To remove the shield, the metal holding the shield must be broken. If the metal connecting the shield to the case is too tough to remove by simply twisting and turning it by hand (it is in this case), then using a small side cutter works well. A side cutter is essentially like a pliers but with a cutting edge. Be very careful when removing one of these shields, because after cutting the metal, sharp edges are often exposed. If you push too hard with your hand on such a shield, when it breaks, your hand could hit one of the remaining metal barbs. This can lead to nasty cuts. Thus, if you wish to push on a shield to remove it, using the back of a screwdriver handle is sometimes a good idea, because it helps keep your hand a safe distance away from sharp edges.

Never use a Dremel tool or an electric cutting device to remove a metal shield, because these tools kick up metal shavings which can be harmful to the mainboard. If a remaining barb is in the way, try to use a needle nose pliers to bend it out of the way. Don’t sand it down.


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