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    blanking plate for the front of a Dell Optiplex 760

    Any idea where I could get one of these?

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    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?]

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    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.

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    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

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    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!

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    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?

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    Re: blanking plate for the front of a Dell Optiplex 760

    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    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?
    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 :-)

    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.

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    Thats for sugesting us John!

    We can certainly send you one of these out.

    I'll PM you the details.

    Dave @ ICT-Direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by ict-direct View Post
    Thats for sugesting us John!

    We can certainly send you one of these out.

    I'll PM you the details.

    Dave @ ICT-Direct
    Don't forget its to Down-Under Dave Maybe your first sale to the sunshiney part of the world!

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