Old HP pavilion Floppy Drive/Case Question....

map_guy

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I have an old Hp Pavilion a6650f, that I brought back to life and installed windows 7. Its good enough to run an old CAD program i occasionally need and was planning on using to go through 3 old computers I need to restore some files off of.

How did they used to put floppy drives in these cases. I can put a 3.5" drive in the bay, I have a bunch lying around, but it leaves a large gap. I can't seem to find any specific 3.5" drives that were just built for these cases.

Does anyone remember if there was part for these case so the 3.5 drives looked they fit in?

A kind of bezel?

PS: I know I don't need to this, its more like a restoration project ;-)
 
when floppy drives were relevant cases had a bay specially made to fit 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives. if this is just a restoration project then you should just scrap the case and try to find an old one on ebay that still has the bays for floppy drives
 

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There is a 3.5" bay in the middle, in between a set of USB ports and the 5" drives. It was made for some kind of removable media drive system. Everything is there for floppy drives, maybe they just didn't ever offer a trim piece for the 3.5" bay. It was the media drive or nothing.
 

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Always begin your HP Parts Search at their Parts Store.

Even if HP may no longer stock (discontinued), the Part Number is very useful for searching numerous 3rd parties that disassemble HP computers for Raw Parts (Think Auto Industry Chop Shops)

The HP Pavilion a6000 series had an “internal name” : Venus

5003-0656 Hard drive installation cage (2nd drive)

5070-2566 Media card reader (Venus) - USB2.0, 15-in-1 features support for mini secure digital, multimedia card and multimedia card mobile, and Sony memory stick

5043-0072 Front bezel frame assembly

5043-0075 Front bezel plastic blank (mini-pmd)

5043-0076 Front bezel plastic blank (card reader)
 
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