Case Modding How-To

Making a Windown in Your CD-ROM Drive

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So you want a window in your CD-ROM, the first thing your friends will ask is why? and your response probably will be ah, um… because. What you should tell them is Im a Case Modder and proud of it! Whether it can be taken apart or not, I will find a way to mod it! This easy to follow guide shows how to go about windowing your CD-ROM drive.

 

So you want to take your case mod to the next level by putting in a window in your CD-ROM. The first thing your friends will ask is why? and your response probably will beah, um… because. What you should tell them is Im a Modder and proud of it! Whether it can be taken apart or not, I will find a way to mod it! Now lets get on with the modding of the CD-ROM. First things first, you must protect yourself. Some type of eyewear is a must; you do want to see your finished project right?  I also suggest that you protect your hearing by using some earplugs. For just a few dollars you can save a life time of regret.

I think everyone knows what a CD-ROM looks like so I don’t need to show you a picture. If you don’t know, it’s the thing you have been using for a drink holder.  What I have done in the picture below is removed the top so I can see where every thing is located. The large gray metal piece holds a very necessary part of the CD-ROM.  It holds the piece that helps hold the CD in place while it is running.  I decided to just do a simple window at the front of the CD-ROM and I marked it out on the top of the CD-ROM with a pencil.

The best way that I have found to cut out any shape is to first drill holes into the corners.

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Dewayne Carel

Dewyane began in the case modding scene when it was just starting out many years ago. He has created works for the likes of Cooler Master, ASUS, CPU Magazine, Razer, Zotac and more.

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