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    SLCentralArticlesTech Explanations Jan 22nd, 2020 - 10:27 PM EST
    G4PC: Make A PC Out Of A G4 Case
    Author: Drew Lanclos
    Date Posted: August 8th, 2001

    Exploring Further


    Removing the Torx screws

    Next, in order to detach the motherboard tray to make the new screwmounts, we had to take off the plastic side panel. The side panel is only held in by four screws, and then a snap-lock on the inside, shown below. Unfortunately, the motherboard tray itself is riveted into the hinge that attaches it to the bottom of the case.


    Undoing the snap-lock on the side panel

    The hidden surface of the side panel

    Now we're getting into the construction work and such. First, we needed to prepare a good working area. Drilling isn't so terribly messy or hazardous, but using the Dremel will certainly be so. The workbench we're using here has a built-in clamp on the front and right-sides, providing some support for press drillings.


    A good project starts with a clean work area

    Here, we're using a broken punch to put starter marks in the chassis for drilling pilot holes. The punch creates a small dent in the panel that makes it easier for you to keep the drill steady when you're cutting the panel into swiss cheese. This means that we can't work on the motherboard tray without dragging the rest of the chassis along for the ride.

    >> Under Construction

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    1. Introduction/The Chassis
    2. The Motherboard
    3. Exploring Further
    4. Under Construction
    5. Power Supply
    6. The I/O Shield
    7. Getting The System Ready
    8. Minor Setbacks
    9. Still Getting The System Ready
    10. Conclusion & Future Looks

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