How to Build Your Own
Pentium III Computer
Install the Floppy, Zip, and Hard Disk Drives
Last updated: 4/14/99
inside the case and push-out the upper (to the right)
3 1/2" drive bay cover and put it in the motherboard box.
the 3 1/2" drive bay.
the second 3 1/2" drive bay cover.
a pair of pliers to bend and break-off the middle 3 1/2 metal drive bay cover.
Take your time and avoid marring the front panel plastic
and cutting yourself in the process.
3 1/2" floppy drive so it is standing on its side, the front is towards
you, and the mounting screw holes are to the left. Push the drive into
the middle 3 1/2" bay from the front until top of the face is flush
with the front of the case and the mounting holes align with those
in the drive bay in the case. Screw one side of the drive to the case
with two M3*5L screws.
Do not over-torque the screws. Never over-torque
any screws securing any kind of drive. You can warp the frame and
ruin the drive. Always use the correct screws for a given drive. They
may vary with the type and manufacturer of a drive. A screw that
is too long can also ruin some drives.
that the Zip is set as a slave drive (no jumpers--default).
the Zip drive in the in the top bay with the eject button towards the left
and secure with same kind of screws as the floppy drive.
the hard disk from its anti-static bag, Verify that it is jumpered
as a single master drive, no slave present (its default non-jumpered position
or remove the jumper altogether). Orient it so its side is up, the
cable connectors are facing back, and the mounting holes are to the left. Insert
it into the back of the 3 1/2" drive bay and align the holes with those
labeled "HDD" on the furthest bay to the left (the bottom bay). Secure
the left side of the drive with two of the screws that may have come with
the drive or two hard disk screws that come with the case. Do not over-tighten.
the single screw holding the 3 1/2" drive cage (called a '3 1/2" DRIVE
B/K' in the case assembly instructions) to the case and remove the bay by
gently pulling it backward.
You may have to wiggle it some. Watch the 3
1/2" floppy while your doing this to be sure your are not pulling-off
the plastic bezel on the front of the drive. Sometimes, it will
catch on sides of the drive cutout on the front of the computer case--go
slow and easy.
the drive cage on the workbench and install the remaining screws.
the drive cage, making sure both flanges on the left of the cage properly
engage those on the mating surface of the case, and adjust it so the left
side of the floppy drive is flush with the front of the case. You might
have to wiggle it some to get into place. Secure the cage with two
6#32 screws, one at the top-right and the other on the left-front.
The later screw can be difficult to screw-in. The
hole isn't always tapped.
the front of the case and be sure the exposed drives are properly aligned,
flush with the front, and present a proper apperarance.
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