Stealth mod your CDrom drive

Aron Schatz
December 1, 2001
This is a very cool and easy mod to hide your CDrom drive.

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This article will demonstraight how to effectivily stealth your CDrom drive.
This mod is not only cool looking, but is very quick and easy. I'll go through
how to do it step by step.
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/parts.jpg"><br>
Here are all the parts you need. A CDrom drive, a velcro strip, a face plate
from your computer, and some plastic sticky dots.</center></p>
<p>Your first task is to get a CDrom drive that has the front piece attached to
the tray. If you have one where the front piece turns down and the drive tray
pops out, you can't do this easily. Here is a picture of a CDrom front that
this can't be done on.</p>
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/badfront.jpg"><br>
Notice that the front face comes down to let the tray out. This isn't good.</center></p>
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/frontnovelcro.jpg"><br>
This is what you want.</center></p>
<p>Once you have the correct drive to do this mod on, place either end of the
velcro on the front of the drive where the tray pops out. Careful not to touch
around it or you'll have to take it off and reapply it because the velcro will
hold the drive in place.</p>
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/velcrofront.jpg"><br>
See, that isn't so hard.</center></p>
<p>Okay, now that you have the CDrom drive done, time to work on the face plate.
Your first job is to remove the tabs from the plate like so.</p>
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/platewotabs.jpg"><br>
Just pry them off with your thumb, that's what I did.</center></p>
<p>Next, put the velcro on the back of the plate so that it matches with the CDrom
drive face. Place some of those sticky dots in the back aswell right in front
of the button to open the drive.</p>
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/velcroplate.jpg"><br>
The plastic tabs are for you to open the drive by touching the lower right corner
of the plate.</center></p>
<p>Your last step is to line the face plate and the front of the drive up so the
look nice and make your your have enough plastic tabs on your plate. You may
need to have two or three tabs to open your CDrom drive as I did. </p>
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/completed.jpg"><br>
Just line it up, and it'll look great.</center></p>
<p>Here are some pictures of the final product. Your computer will look so much
better when you apply this mod to it. Have fun modding!</p>
<p><center><img src="/images/cdromstealth/end.jpg"> <img src="/images/cdromstealth/endclosed.jpg">
<img src="/images/cdromstealth/endopen.jpg"></center></p>


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