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Changing the Plextor 716-A faceplate.

Postby Sgt_Strider on Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:14 am

On page 87, step #5, I don't understand what I'm suppose to do. The pictures aren't clear enough and I have already damaged the original white bezel. It's not a big concern to me because I'll put a new black one in there. However, I'm scared to try any harder and might potential damage the tray.

Did you guys work with the writer upside down or from it's normal position? On step #5, the picture shows the burner upside down correct? There is a arrow pointing up, so I'm assuming, I'm suppose to push the front plate up? Because it's not working...

Edit: Also I'm not quite sure where are the hooks. by looking at the black tray, I notice there are are two small white pieces stuck on to the tray. I think this is harder than what the book and some ppl say it is.
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Postby ETP on Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:27 am

Yes! It is not easy. So I gave up! But you must eject the tray with the pin tool and then release the 4 clips by pushing them in to release the base plate. The Tray plate has only two! Good luck, you will need it!

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Postby VideoRoy on Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:52 pm

I found it to be fairly straight forward, but I have replace and remove a few face plates in my day. This one was certainly easier than the Sony I have.

I did read the book and started with the drive upside down with the tray ejected.

Next pull the tray cover slight towards you, then down to disengage the 2 tabs. The tray cover then slides off the 2 grooves on the sides of the tray.

Once that is off the rest of the face plate can be removed by pushing in the tabs on the side of the drive. I believe if push in one side then rotated to the next tab clockwise. You may not be able to push the first tab all the way in but just enough to disengage it so that the next tab does not let the first one slip back in.

I wish I could describe it better but it really is not that bad.
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