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    Dell Optiplex 380 replacement plates needed urgently

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    We have had about 15 computers vandalised by students removing the front blanking plates from our Dell Optiplex 380 desktops. Anyone know where i can source replacement covers for them? I need them for the floppy drive and cd drive.

    They just failed their PAT test because of this so i need them up and ok asap.

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    I may have some from some old optiplex 280s and 520s if they'll fit. Would need to check however as I am not sure what is being done with the machines.

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    Cheers let me know. I'm getting a quote off dell but wonder how much that will be

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj2419 View Post
    I'm getting a quote off Dell but wonder how much that will be
    This was quite a few ago now, but the last time we got a quote from Dell for some OptiPlex blanking plates they were £17 EACH!

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    Do you have a laser cutter in your Technology department, we just get them to cut a perspex blanking plate that sticks over the top of the whole blanking plate area, much cheaper.

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    Maybe @ICTDirect_Dave can help?

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    Not that it helps now, but find a cheap supplier of superglue as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Maybe @ICTDirect_Dave can help?
    Just looking into this now: Are you after blanks for the small form or the larger Desktop model?

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    If ICT DIRECT cannot help you, speak to a company called Upgrade Options. They are a reseller of new and old spares and accessories.

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    We have a lot of gx620s (sff and desktop ver) that are being scrapped. I will see if they have any blanking plates in them. Off today but will have a look tomorrow.

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    For the optical drives slots stick some old actual drives in them from old pc's and just leave them disconnected inside, job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Just looking into this now: Are you after blanks for the small form or the larger Desktop model?
    Hi the SFF.

    Got Dells quote back. £302.88 for 10 think it might be some plastic and superglue!

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    ahh I dont have any SFF here so that rules me out. Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    ahh I dont have any SFF here so that rules me out. Sorry!
    No probs, thanks anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj2419 View Post
    Got Dells quote back. £302.88 for 10
    Wow! They have gone up in price a lot.

    Can you get the parents of the students who did the damage to pay?



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