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Topic # 151040 11-Aug-2014 22:28
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My case in the ex-lease PC has a space for a slim optical drive,

I bought a slim DVD drive because I had a need to read a driver CD.

I have no screws to hold it in. They are tiny tiny things.

I would like some.

If you have some that you can post to me for cheap/free, Please let me know.

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  Reply # 1106776 11-Aug-2014 22:28
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  Reply # 1106790 11-Aug-2014 22:30
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Double-sided tape (the 2-3mm thick stuff) ?




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  Reply # 1106791 11-Aug-2014 22:33
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Doublesided foam tape may work, although maybe difficult to slide in. Otherwise trademe often has sellers who sell small things like screws for only a few dollars in an envelope.



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  Reply # 1106792 11-Aug-2014 22:34
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That will be the last resort. Or see if anything from the scrap watches that come into work sometimes will fit the optical drives threads. Was just hoping that someone on here gutted old laptops and was able to biff a few in a 70c envelope or something.




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  Reply # 1106845 12-Aug-2014 07:57
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I'll have a look for you when I get home, How many are you after? I'm sure I've got a few lying around at home



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  Reply # 1106866 12-Aug-2014 09:19
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I have an offer but apparently there are 2 types so I will grab a photo tonight of the drive.

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  Reply # 1106907 12-Aug-2014 10:25
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Rich ... I have a couple jars filled with those things tongue-out .... where are you located?
 
Got a pic to confirm the size and type?

BTW, your local computer store that 'builds' their own product or does repairs (Atech, PB Tech etc) usually have plenty lying about and I'm sure they too would help at no cost.



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  Reply # 1107272 12-Aug-2014 20:24
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  Reply # 1107273 12-Aug-2014 20:26
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Theres pictures of where they go. The 1 and 2 are on the drive cage, and the holes do line up.

I have tried some screws I scavanged from an old P4 era laptop I was throwing out and they are too large to go into the holes on the optical drive.




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