How do you get the rubber dampeners thru the holes?

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  1. steffi, Nov 23, 2010
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    steffi macrumors 6502a

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    So I removed my 4th bay's tray and it seems the dampeners are not thru the holes and unless you get them half way thru the holes you cannot slide back the tray because the screws are too high and make contact with the surface.

    When you have nothing to screw them into what is the best way of getting the rubber dampeners thru the holes so the screws will sit low enough in the tray to reinsert the tray?

    So my final tray #4 has no drive attached but those rubber stopper things aren't easy to get thru the holes. Right now the only way I can put my track is to remove the screws entirely and keep them outside the case. I'd rather them insert into the holes of the sled that's empty but for I need those darn grey rubber things to go thru the holes.

    What's the secret to getting those things thru the holes?
     
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  3. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't have a Mac Pro it's hard to see but the HDD trays have 4 holes in them and are supplied with 4 screws. Each screw has a rubber "dampener" attached to it and it's designed to sit in the hole with half the damper thru the other side. It's just not easy to push it thru the other side if your not actually screwing the thing into something and unless you get it thru the otherwise the screw sits too high and you cannot return the tray to it's slot.

     
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    buy a hdd and mount it. get a 1tb samsung f3 from owc only 60 bucks. Most likely adding the drive is your best choice. if 60 bucks is too much money for you buy an empty adapter a 2.5 inch to a 3.5 type for ssd's they are about 20 bucks. icy dock makes one at newegg.
     
  5. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just mounted my OWC SSD in one of those yesterday. Also for anybody thinking of buying their Dual RAID model don't. It's not supported with SSDs for RAID-0 or BIG and the holes don't fit the Mac PRo's screws right now. It is wrong to advertise that dual disk adapter as being compatible with the Mac Pro. Right now it definately is not. I have to RMA mine for a refund.

     
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    I really don't understand your issue. Could you please make a picture of the exact sled you're talking about?

    Thing is, the sleds are already assembled, no need to any of the screws or rubber washers in place. Just screw the drive right onto it.

    So it might be that you've got a faulty sled, which is why I'd like to see a picture.
     
  7. rtrt, Nov 24, 2010
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    use a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the rubber washer, this will help getting those in without extra prying and of course the sled would be out of the mac and on a work table for safety.
     
  9. rtrt, Nov 24, 2010
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  10. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried again this morning with all manner of substances. What the rubber piece still won't go thru the whole. If you ask me it's because the underside of the screw just spins on the rubber instead of gripping and having the rubber turn when the screw turns. There's just no way to get these darn things thru the holes when the sleds empty.
     
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    Sorry, since setting up my drives, I haven't touched them therefore forgotten ~ enterprise drives tend not to fail!! Outta curiosity why you removed the washer/damper in the first place? To replace it, take out the screw first. Push the washer through the hole, then insert the screw and hey presto! You're done. Doesn't take a genius to work it out really, does it? :rolleyes:

    You absolutely sure? I'm not really getting the part where the sled doesn't fit the slot... :confused: It seems out of all the people on this forums, you're the only one whom can't slide the sled back into the MP. Trust me, it fits!! It's normally shipped from Apple with all four sleds in the slots.
     
  12. steffi, Nov 27, 2010
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    steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well it fits but if the bumper sitting right the screws head sticks on quite a bit. Now, if you don't have anything screwed in at all then the screws head simply sits way too high if you want to return the sled in the slot and you haven't got each bumper thru the hole.

    I'll see how things go without the screw

    Update: Ok that way makes it a lot easier. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  13. rtrt, Nov 27, 2010
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  14. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is correct.

    Thankfully removing the grommet from the screw lets you seat it in the case properly. It's a lot more difficult the other way.
     
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    I'm glad my suggestion worked, less of a headache for you. :)
     

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