Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

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Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:34 am

hello everyone

no idea how to install the cardreader in that case:

http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=3&fid=6

the case comes with a tray which - i suppose - is to hold the cardreader. but i have really no idea how to fix that tray to the case because there are no holes in the case for screws. it's supposed to go in one of the 2 lower 5.25 bays.

thanks very much for your help.
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Re: Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:45 am

I believe that's a tool less design, so you would screw the card reader into the tray, then attach the brackets to the tray by sliding them into place. Then slide the assembled unit into the expansion bay.
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Re: Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:52 am

thanks for your help metallhead

that sounds very promising :) (shame on me that i didn't find out myself :/ )

i'll try and keep you posted.

thanks again
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Re: Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:10 am

No problem hope it helps and welcome to TR!
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Re: Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:04 am

hm, didn't work out, but looks like it should :)

i'll try to make some pictures. probably very simple but looks tricky.

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Re: Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:29 am

In some cases, it's possible to attach the mounting rails at the wrong height or at the wrong depth. Try one side, then test-fit in the drive bay.
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Re: Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:40 pm

thanks for your help JustAnEngineer

the mistake I made was that i thought the clips to release the slide (the same for the hdds) should face to the back, but they shouldn't ... :D ... took me about an hour *shame* :)

it don't really see the advantage of this kind of installation, because as you said JustAnEngineer, you can easily end up trying several positions until you find the right one ... compared to just screw in 4 screws ...

in addition the screwholes on the slide are not properly positioned so one side of the cardreaders front panel fits ok while the other comes out 2 millimeters to far ...

otherwise it's a good case :)

thanks again for your help
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Re: Antec Mini P180: How to install the cardreader?

Postposted on Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:42 pm

ps:

actually I have the same problem with this case ...

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=pro ... =2&prod=61

looks even more tricky to fit in the cardreader than in the antec case :)
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