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    drive bay blanking plates

    We've bought a bunch of HP machines. They've come with 3 1/4" card readers and Dual layer SATA DVD writers. Ideally, I'd like to remove these and just leave the machines with no local drives. So where can I get some drive blanking plates?

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    Theres always the danger that some plates don't fit other cases. You could try ICT-Direct for some dirt cheap spares\freebies.

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    The HP machines we have use a slimline optical drive - when you remove it, a flap just pops up so that there is no "hole" in the machine. Could yours be the same??

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    No, they don't. The HP model number is DX2300. Here's the product page.

    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...-13069518.html

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    have you tried contacting HP about it? They might be able to send you some.

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    Geoff how did you get on with this? We could do with some for replacing broken ones...same PC model as you mentioned.

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    HP wanted £14 per machine for a set of blanking plates. We just left the drives in and disconnected the cabling.

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    haha £14! Doesn't surprise me really as not much different to what Fujitsu-Siemens used to charge for a replacement piece of plastic.

    As my situation differs in that it used to be blanking plates fitted but now punched out to leave a PAT failing hole I need something.

    Might ask technology if they can make some we can glue in.

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    How many do you need?

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    Around 20x 5.25" and 10x 3.5" for now, but I guess more will come in eventually..



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