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08-26-2008

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Why a large plastic projection on the W500 DVD/CD Ultrabay?

2012-07-30, 1:26 AM

My W500 DVD/CD Ultrabay has a large plastic projection on the side which contacts the pins ie. the rearmost or back side of the Ultrabay. I also have a SATA 2 disk Ultrabay which had no such projection. My Ultrabays on my T61 and T61P have no such projections either (both DVD/CD and SATA 2 disk carriers).
What is the purpose of this projection. If it breaks off will the DVD/CD Ultrabay still functiuon correctly?

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12-20-2008

Australia, Melbourne

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Re: Why a large plastic projection on the W500 DVD/CD Ultrabay?

2012-07-30, 1:29 AM
I think it prevents people inserting the new ultrabay serial ata devices into the old pata ultrabay (ie used in the T60/61 ultrabay). I dont think you need to have this on for the proper function of the drive.
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Jin Li

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