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muzhok
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Germany
91 Posts
Posted - 19 Sep 2003 :  13:47:06
Just got a Q650 yesterday and already updated my memory to 40 Mb (1x16, 1x4, 2x8 and the 4 soldered on board). The box doesn't come with a CD-Rom Drive and I was hoping to install one later as they are pretty cheap to come by, BUT I just looked in the 650 manual on Gamba's page and noticed that I need something called "CD Carrier Rails". Are these really necessary? Is there a DIYS way around this problem? (i.e. the hard drive in my Q950 is attached with twist ties since the HD cage is filled with a CD drive). I really don't want to spend any money on rails, as the box only cost 2.50 and exotic spare parts like this and the cd bezel usually cost way more than the whole box. Thanks for any tips.

maclover5
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Australia
5830 Posts
Posted - 19 Sep 2003 :  16:23:58
Try blu-tak. That sometimes does it.

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Kami
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Canada
132 Posts
Posted - 19 Sep 2003 :  20:29:03
THe CD rails keep the drive from wiggling around in the case - old PCs used to use a similar type of rail system to allow you to easily remove drives from the case.

The CD bezel is relatively expensive and hard to find. I never could find one that fit snugly. The outside edge was always loose

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maclover5
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Australia
5830 Posts
Posted - 19 Sep 2003 :  23:03:28
If you can't find a CD bezel, try picking up a 7100 with an internal CD-ROM, or a junk 7100 case with the CD bezel...a lot of 7100s came with internal tray load drives.

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Flash
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Australia
637 Posts
Posted - 20 Sep 2003 :  04:17:56
I just used pieces of foam to keep the CD in position (I never got the CD bezel either) Worked OK for me - just didn't look too pretty.

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qedramania
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Australia
13 Posts
Posted - 20 Sep 2003 :  16:31:38
I have a spare set... somewhere - can post them (from oz)

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cory5412
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USA
4679 Posts
Posted - 20 Sep 2003 :  23:56:19
LOL, I had a performa 600, and had the exact opposite problem as you, I had the rails, but didn't want the cd drive in that computer, I ended up putting some weird scsi 5 1/4" thing on it... a SyQuest IIRC...

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