Replacing 3.5" drive - will fascia fit back on ?

  Shortstop 16:36 05 Oct 2006

I am going ahead with replacing my floppy drive as per click here

However, I have had a look at my PC and it has a removable plastic facia with cut-outs for the floppy disk to be inserted, the power/read light to be visible & the eject button to pop out. If I remove this, I am left with a gap to either side of the bay that the card reader will fit in.

I called eMachines & they cannot help as the PC was bought from Currys and bits are added by them, making support only available through DSG but DSG support lines are only for software or hardware issues - and this is neither, so they cannot help. Also the PC is +12m now.

I thought about cutting out a hole for the card reader to fit, but the fascia is curved & I am not sure that this is even possible.

Any ideas how I can get around this?



  roy 16:54 05 Oct 2006

How about a USB floppy drive? See here.
click here


  spuds 16:57 05 Oct 2006

Have you considered a new case. Ebuyer have a selection relatively cheap.

Usually when you have domed front insert, the hardware fitting into the space is usually flat.

  Shortstop 17:03 05 Oct 2006

Thanks for the input so far.

roy - sorry, but I think you have misunderstood. I am removing my floppy & adding an internal card reader [I have no use for a floppy disk reader & a lot of use for a card reader - I currently use an external one]

spuds - hadn't thought of that. The floppy is flat and the fascia has the cut outs on its curved front like I said. Might be the way to go.


  DieSse 18:19 05 Oct 2006

If you have a spare large bay (type for CD/DVD drives), you can get a tray to hold a floppy/card reader sized device. Example click here

  roy 18:29 05 Oct 2006

Yes, sorry! I should have looked at your 'click here'. Had thought of a new case but quite a bit of work moving everything over.

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