PC Case - What kind is it ??

  Lady Lara 19:38 24 Aug 2004
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I have been given an old PC but the front of the case is missing. It is a Packard Bell and I was wondering if I can tell which type of case it is so when i replace it I get the right one.

LL

  jack 19:54 24 Aug 2004

Is there a manufacturers lable on the back of case with model No. details?
Not that if it is old you have any real chance of getting a replacement except from a breakers /old IT kit dealers.
Models and styles are changed more frequently than err- socks
Do you actually need it? are switched missing?
could not something be made up by a handy person?

  jack 19:54 24 Aug 2004

Is there a manufacturers lable on the back of case with model No. details?
Not that if it is old you have any real chance of getting a replacement except from a breakers /old IT kit dealers.
Models and styles are changed more frequently than err- socks
Do you actually need it? are switches missing?
could not something be made up by a handy person?

  Simon_P 19:57 24 Aug 2004

Do you mean you want to replace the whole case? or try to get a front panel?
The latter may be difficult

Do you know how old the PC is?
what processor?

I think that starting with the Pentium II all cases were ATX

Prior to that they were AT cases (probably no longer made now)

If you want to replace the whole case and if the one you have is an ATX form factor case (it probably is)then most ATX cases will be fine depending on the length of the motherboard that is in it.

There are three lengths (I think)
Mini tower
Midi tower
And Full Tower

  TOPCAT® 20:08 24 Aug 2004

Might be best to contact Currys, Dixons, PC World or Compustore for help, otherwise you can make contact with PB UK itself at click here TC.

  Lady Lara 20:44 24 Aug 2004

I have taken a photo fo it so you can see it's a mess!! it can be found here

click here

MB measures 21 x 24 cm (ish)

I am after a replacement. It has a 250w PSU and it seems to run fine. I reckon i should upgrade to 300w to be safe as it has dvd and cdrw on it.

Guess I am looking for a certain case that fits MB then.

Any pointers please

LL

  cga 21:09 24 Aug 2004

This looks like it is too modern to be an AT case but the way to be certain is - AT PSU's have a physical On/Off switch and a ATX has an on/off connector to the mobo (relay switch). ATX allows software to power down.

  wee eddie 22:13 24 Aug 2004

A simple call to Packard Bell would then suffice.

  wee eddie 22:14 24 Aug 2004

A simple call to Packard Bell would then suffice.

  wee eddie 22:14 24 Aug 2004

A simple call to Packard Bell would then suffice.

  Fred the flour grader 22:14 24 Aug 2004

Lady Lara, click here. click here
this belarc advisor thingy will scan your PC and give you a breakdown of all the components on it, including the Motherboard manufacturer and stuff.
Post the findings and one of the geniuses in here will be able to gleam from this all that they need to know to point you in the right direction.
ps, i'm no genius, they always fix my problems for me, but need more info on your PC to help you.

Regards....Fred.

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