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Old 11-27-2010, 02:39 AM   #14421
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Hmmm... could I use a desktop SATA HDD in a laptop? The interface is exactly the same but I'm a bit worried it'll draw too much current and mess something up.


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Lol, apple's ridiculous marketing claims...
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:53 AM   #14422
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So what kind of freaking computer is this cooling fan for then?
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:42 PM   #14423
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Why does hp/compaq have to make these side panels so hard to get back on. I was working on a persons computer and am replacing a broken dvd drive but the side panel is giving me nothing but trouble going back on. IT is fairly new with a pentium dual core e2200 but I do not know the model number exactly right now but it is one of those backwards cases BTX I think they're called and has a single thumb screw that doesn't detach from the side panel.

Gah! this is so annoying.

But at least I am making decent money doing these things
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:32 PM   #14424
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Why does hp/compaq have to make these side panels so hard to get back on. I was working on a persons computer and am replacing a broken dvd drive but the side panel is giving me nothing but trouble going back on. IT is fairly new with a pentium dual core e2200 but I do not know the model number exactly right now but it is one of those backwards cases BTX I think they're called and has a single thumb screw that doesn't detach from the side panel.
I've got a compaq like that. I ended up using a pair of vice grips to get the thumb screw out, then I drilled the hole slightly larger with a dremel. It's so much easier to work on now.

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So what kind of freaking computer is this cooling fan for then?
Bahaha. You should buy that and put it in an ITX case.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:29 PM   #14425
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Bahaha. You should buy that and put it in an ITX case.
lol! And make the worlds first floating/hovering ITX machine. >.<
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:30 PM   #14426
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lol! And make the worlds first floating/hovering ITX machine. >.<
Lol. Or you could put it as an output fan and see if it implodes.

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Old 11-27-2010, 07:31 PM   #14427
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Getting it off wasn't a problem. Getting it back on properly is though I can't seem to get all the grooves to line up. Whenever I get one side properly in its groove the others pop out and refuse to get in their grooves. Right now this person is dealing with a computer with a big gap in the front and a crooked side panel that is 2/3 put on right. I am waiting for the replacement dvd drive to arrive
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:51 PM   #14428
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Getting it off wasn't a problem. Getting it back on properly is though I can't seem to get all the grooves to line up. Whenever I get one side properly in its groove the others pop out and refuse to get in their grooves. Right now this person is dealing with a computer with a big gap in the front and a crooked side panel that is 2/3 put on right. I am waiting for the replacement dvd drive to arrive
Oh, you mean the grooves in the side. I usually lie the computer down, then lean on the side panel while pushing forward. It takes a couple tries, but I can usually get it.

EDIT: Are laptop optical drive faceplates standard? I need a more square one and would rather not buy a whole new drive.
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EDIT: Are laptop optical drive faceplates standard? I need a more square one and would rather not buy a whole new drive.
I'm pretty sure they aren't I have seen 3 laptops over the course of today and they all appear to be slightly different. At least for different brands
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I'm pretty sure they aren't I have seen 3 laptops over the course of today and they all appear to be slightly different. At least for different brands
Darn. I was looking at one, and the button, light, and hole all looked to have the same placement as my drive, so I was kinda hoping. I'll probably try it anyway though, because it could save me like $20 if it works.
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