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    Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    I have a suite of PC's that have had their floppy blanking plates stolen/damaged. When you look into the room it look a right eye sore., not to mention a possible H&S issue.

    Does any one kno were i can get a round 20 of these from?

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    Re: Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    You could go onto eBay look for a computer builder and ask him to save some when he builds the computers.

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    Re: Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    Yes, eBay, or get your d&t tech/students to make some out of an old PC case - that's what we did.

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    Re: Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    you got a picture of one of the old ones? I have a slew of blanking plates sitting around somewhere that might fit but there's no such thing as a standard plate.

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    Re: Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    indeed - the length of the clips on these things seem to vary wildly. Get your D+T department to mould you some up

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    Re: Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    IVe had the kids break the 5 1/4" blanking plates and i got the D&T technician to make some metal blanking plates and we rivet them to the inside of the case.

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    Re: Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    Alternatively acrylic will do the job - if it's the right thickness the kids can't punch through it

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    Re: Floppy blanking plates - where to get them?

    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid
    IVe had the kids break the 5 1/4" blanking plates and i got the D&T technician to make some metal blanking plates and we rivet them to the inside of the case.
    We do that - we would like to then connect them to the mains as well but, oh well...... 8O

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