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Lite-on bezels - what models are compatible?

Postby skinfreak on Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:46 pm

I had a 163 with a black bezel. I've now upgraded to a 166S to find that the bezel doesn't fit. Liteon changed the bits around a little...does the 165 share the 163 or 166s charactersitics...or is it different again?

I ordered a 166 bezel form my supplier, but it was actually a 163...is the 166S different from the OEM 166??

Anyone know about this?


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Postby cfitz on Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:55 pm

To the best of my knowledge, the 163 and 163D share one set of mechanicals, while the 165H and 166S share a different set of mechanicals. So 163 bezels should fit 163D drives and visa-versa, but not 165H or 166S. Similarly 165H bezels should fit 166S drives and visa-versa, but not 163 or 163D.

The retail and OEM 166 versions are the same except for the software and accessories (e.g. mounting screws and cables) that come with them.

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Dammit!

Postby skinfreak on Thu Dec 19, 2002 9:30 am

OK: Here's the latest word on this issue,


I Just got a 165 bezel and there's not a hope in hell it will fit a 166S. To all intents and purposes it is a 163 so now I have to put myself on a bloody huge waiting list for the 166. I just hope that when they get them in, they don't mess up and get the 163/165 bezel again. I have so many of these things at the moment, I don't know what to do with them!

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Postby cfitz on Thu Dec 19, 2002 10:53 am

That is a surprise to me. Sorry for steering you in the wrong direction.

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Postby CignaXI on Fri Dec 27, 2002 11:35 am

Sell them on ebay. Or you might as well give them to me. :lol:
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Postby PinchyCM on Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:24 am

Where did you buy your bezel? I am having trouble finding a bezel for the 411S. I can only find an adhesive one or a Lian Li Universal Bezel, which isn't bad since I do have a Lian Li case.
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Postby integspec on Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:34 pm

I was able to interchange bezels between 52327s and 411. Before I got the additional black bezel from a 52327s box, I had my 411 fixed with the silver bezel which came with 52327s. I belive 811 also shouldn't have a problem with these bezels.

Btw guys, most of the Liteons I have seen (CDROMs and writers) had the same bezel structure. I thought you were able to interchange bezels between most of the Liteon models without any difficulty.
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