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22nd January 2013, 04:18 AM #1
blanking plate for the front of a Dell Optiplex 760
Any idea where I could get one of these?
22nd January 2013, 09:54 AM #2
I have just had a look at this site/page:
Link: PartsIT.com | Dell Part Finder | OptiPlex 760
The part shown below seems a little pricey [£24 for a bit of plastic?]
The price aside I thought that this site might be useful to identify the correct Dell part number [if you don't have it already?]
24th January 2013, 11:24 AM #3
Look on Ebay, I saw the floppy drive for a few quid the other week.
I've made replacements by cutting down old 5.25" bay covers and glueing them into place.
24th January 2013, 11:30 AM #4
We have had trouble getting them, Dell dont sell the blanking plates anymore.
What we did was bought a set of Dell card readers and fitted them in one of our labs this gave us some blanking plates. We got the card readers for about £12
24th January 2013, 09:06 PM #5
Can ICT Direct maybe help you I know your a long way away but I am sure they could maybe do something to help. They helped me with a Dell DVD Drive frame for some machines without them that Dell wanted £100 a kit for!
25th January 2013, 01:36 PM #6
if anyone can help that would be great. ive even thought about buying a dead 760 off ebay just to get the part.
just got some new 3d printers does anyone have the specs on a file and i can print our own?
25th January 2013, 01:44 PM #7
Re: blanking plate for the front of a Dell Optiplex 760
Lucky, I've been campaigning for a 3d printer for a while, I want to 3D print a Halo Spartan armour costume. The models are avalible so they would be perfect - to scale :-)
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
Anyhow, on topic your metalwork department should be able to crank some out in plastic, either that or assign a few science teachers to make polymer casts of one as a project.
Personally I'd just super glue metal blanking plates on the back of the front plastic casing. I prefer to solve a problem permanently rather than perpetuate it by not addressing the inherent flaws in design, I.e. removable is a powerful suggestion in a school.
28th January 2013, 02:01 PM #8
Thats for sugesting us John!
We can certainly send you one of these out.
I'll PM you the details.
Dave @ ICT-Direct
28th January 2013, 02:50 PM #9
Don't forget its to Down-Under Dave Maybe your first sale to the sunshiney part of the world!
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