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I need to know how to take the vertical grid/screen out of the second bay (inset about 1 & 1/2 inches) so that I may install a 1/2 height combo CD/DVD drive. It is an older e machine case that has different components installed. I have no manual, the person who built it is out of town.

I did look on the e machine web site, but they required a s.n. & model number, which I obviously do not have.

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Not sure what model you have but on mine I had to take off the front plastic off. Then rock the metal grid back and fourth till the metal tabs on the end broke off. You can use a dremel tool if you want to be fancy about it.

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