[TAG] opening VA FullON 2230
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 2 11:38:53 MSK 2007
(This is a response to your request for help, just printed in Linux
Gazette's issue #134.)
The article you read is correct, that it's necessary to remove the
CD-ROM / floppy assembly before getting to the HDs. Here's how:
Unscrew the two Philips screws on either side of the floppy drive.
Now, remove the top cover that is atop the rear 3/4 of the chassis's
top surface, so that you can reach the back of the CD drive. Reaching
inside the chassis, push the CD drive towards the front. This will
dislodge the six-inch-wide faceplate that houses the CD and floppy
drives, allowing it to slide forward.
A flange on that faceplate projecting sideways towards the hard drives
is the main obstacle to removing the twelve-inch faceplate in front of
the hard drives, which you now should be able to likewise dislodge
forwards. That faceplate contains two very noisy, small fans: FYI,
I've replaced those fans on my unit with quiet aftermarket fans, each
with a slide switch letting you select one of three speeds, making my
house a great deal quieter.
Once you have the twelve-inch faceplate removed, you can reach in from
the front to the four drive bays, a vertical pair on the left and a
similar vertical pair next to that. Each bay can accomodate a drive
sled that is fastened from the front with a Philips screw in the upper
left. Once you've removed the screw, the sled and attached drive should
slide forwards. (You'll want to detach any cables from the drive,
Speaking for the former staff of VA Linux Systems, I hope you get many
long years of enjoyment from your model 2230.
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