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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
      9  Installing the CD-RW Drive

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Installing the CD-RW Drive in the Drive Cage

This Enlight case has a screwless system for securing the 5.25" drives. We simply pull out the levers on each side of the drive. Be sure the levers are all the way out. Then we insert the drive and push it into place (Figure 85). We then close the levers which lock the drive into place.

It’s possible to get this wrong. For example, not locking the drive in fully. We’ll grab the drive and tug it back and forth to be sure it’s fully secured. It is. Little nipples come out to engage the screw holes in the drive and further tightness is provided by the sides of the levers which push against the drive.


Figure 85: Inserting the CD-RW drive into its bay

This PC case uses a screwless system where the drive simply inserts and is secured by closing some levers. Your case may differ. Many PC cases use four screws on the side of the CD-RW to secure the drive to rails. Then the rails insert into slots in the case.

 


Notice that the front of the drive will protrude slightly (Figure 86). This is normal. When the front bezel is replaced, the front of the drive will appear flush with the front of the case. It’s often necessary to gently push the plastic of the bezel slightly up or down if it’s hitting the face of the drive or to push the plastic of the drive just up or down slightly. Don’t slam the bezel shut without checking for minor obstructions to it closing.


Figure 86: CD-RW drive installed in case

Notice that the drive protrudes from the front of the case. It will be flush with the front of the case when we replace the bezel.

 



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