Removing CD Door

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mbrooking, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. mbrooking macrumors newbie

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    I have been trying to install a older DVD-RAM drive in the second bay of my Mac Pro. I've been able to get the drive installed and working, however the drive try will not clear the exterior door on the Mac Pro case. I feel like that if I removed the doors that the drives would work, but I cannot find any instruction on the removal of the doors. I could locate one screw on the access panel side, but something is holding the door assembly on the other side. Does anyone have information on removing this part?
     
  2. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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  3. mbrooking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've removed the front bezel of the DVD drive, but the tray still hangs on the external doors on the Mac Pro case. It looks like if I removed these doors the tray would extend.
     
  4. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't remove the DVD doors off your Mac Pro. It's gonna look ugly;) You might as well spend 30$ and buy a DVD drive whose bezel will eject properly. Strange though that this the door is blocking it. Try putting your superdrive in the lower one to see if it also does this.
     
  5. mbrooking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't worried about the aesthetics.. I just need the drive to work. For some reason the only way I could get the drives to work was to install the existing drive in the lower slot and my old drive in the upper. I need to use this older drive as it reads my legacy DVD-RAM disks that hold older archive projects.
     
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  7. GrampaMike macrumors newbie

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    I don't care if it looks ugly ...

    ... I just want the damned thing out of the way. So how do I remove the entire assembly? If I remove the single 4-40 phillips head the assembly is still attached on the back side. I could just pry it out and to hell with replacing it in the future but that is not my style.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I have a full size USB drive enclosure that I use occasionally for one of my DVD drives. It's just a cheap generic but it works well. Would you consider something like that?
     

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