03-28-2017 08:37 AM
Hi All ,
To finalize an answer to the initial query.
To those machines models ordered with just the SSD , hdd bracket may not be available from point of purchase.
As there was no HDD to hold similar to cases of y500 missing bracket and cable but port/cable connection is present for Y520.
Part number for the hdd bracket 5B40N00288 (HDD Bracket L 80WK W/Foil)
For US Lenovo Encompass (parts retailer) this would be available for order.
Else DIY customization for the frame maybe a simple option to simple secure the screws in place.
05-20-2017 03:06 AM
Hi, so after recieving your produtuct did the Y520 have the brackets included with your purchase? I recently bought this computer myself and had the same question as you. Thanks in advance
05-26-2017 09:39 AM
Unbelivable, if that is the case.
How can they not include the casing for the HDD installation.
Aren't there other 2.5" brackets that would fit in?
05-26-2017 06:51 PM
The bracket is not instock in SG so I did DIY bracket cut from a biscuit tin just to screw the HD in place. I doubt if bracket from other makers will match the screw position.
05-27-2017 08:58 PM
Im on a trip right now. Here's a rough sketch of what I did. You can use a thin cardboard as mockup pattern. Wrap it an inch to the HD and fold to form an open-box. Mark the screw holes then unfold. Now you have a pattern to follow. Paste the cardboard to the biscuit tin then cut the outline using a kitchen scissors. Punch the holes using a nail then fisnish the sharp edges with a file. I got those 4-tiny screws from an ageing toys. Hope this helps
06-03-2017 07:54 AM - edited 06-03-2017 08:03 AM
Thank you so much for the sketch.
On the other hand, what is going on with Lenovo?! This is a simple part that any machine shop can mass produce. How can it run out of stock for more than a few days? Is there _nobody_ from Lenovo taking care of part supplies?
As of today 06/03/2017, on www.encompassparts.com, the official part supplier for Lenovo in US,
part #5B40N00288 shows
this item is currently out of stock. 08/10/2017 or 68 days.