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5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2017-07-25, 22:18 PM

Hi guys,

 

EDIT: Sorry I think I was using the wrong terminology (it's a drive bay cover not a bezel?)

 

I have ordered my first Lenovo system (P320SFF) and I am currently waiting for delivery but in the meantime I have been using a 'loaner' from a friend in the form of a P300 30AH Series Tower.

 

As one of the front drive bay covers or 5.25 Front Bay covers are missing I would like to source a replacement for the unit as a small way of saying thanks for the loan of the machine.  I am having trouble sourcing information and a replacement part and as I will soon be the owner of ThinkStation myself, I figured I should probably get involved in the community and 'cut my teeth' on the sourcing of replacements / FRUs etc for here in Australia.

 

Many thanks in advance and I hope to hear back soon!

 

Kind regards,

aZt

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Raven Black Bezel P300

2017-07-26, 0:08 AM

Welcome to the forum!

 

 

The blank bezel FRU (aka Field Replacement Unit) number is either 04X2366 or 04X2367 depending on if it has or doesn't have an SD card reader.

 

Unless I'm missing the obvious, I don't see a 5.25" blank cover to fill the ODD void in your current cover. I see one listed for the tower but not the SFF. Unfortunately I don't know if the cover would fit the SFF correctly.

 

 

 

Here are photos from the support site of the 04X2366 and 04X2367 bezels respectively for confirmation:

 

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2017-07-26, 0:30 AM

Hi erik,

EDIT: Added a photo of the unit in question!

 

 

 

Thank you for the detailed reply!  Sorry, yes the P300 I am currently using / looking for the front 5.25 drive bay cover for is indeed the tower (not SFF).

 

I will peruse those parts in the links provided, I was assumimg the front drive bay cover would be solid (like standard desktop 5.25 drive bay covers) in raven black.

 

Thanks again,

aZt

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2017-07-26, 1:05 AM

Ahh, in that case I believe 04X2131 is the correct FRU number for the tower chassis.

 

Here is a photo from the support site:

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2017-07-26, 2:09 AM

Thank you very much!  Looks like there's a bit of leadtime from suppliers... I will keep my eyes out for stock.

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2017-07-29, 2:32 AM

Hi all,

 

Well, as I have to return the P300 that I had loaned today I decided to clean it and put a 'dummy' dvd drive in to fill the space!

 

The computer arrived with a lot of industrial type dust etc (as you can see in the earlier photo I posted) so I cleaned each little vent hole with a cotton tip (used about 8-9) which was time consuming but the results speak for themselves :)

 

(see attachment)

 

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2017-07-29, 16:02 PM

That works! Let us know if you need anything else.

ThinkStation P700      ThinkPad X1C7

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2019-10-10, 18:44 PM

Hi Erik. Do you know if the optical disk drive bay cover you mentioned above, part number 04X2131, will work in a P500 and/or P700?

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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2019-10-10, 19:29 PM

No these parts are not interchangeable.  Though they serve the same purpose and essentially cover the same size opening, the latch/retention mechanisms are completely different.  

For P500/700, the FRU you need would be 04X2402 to get the bezel that would be installed when there was nothing installed in the 5.25" bay.  This FRU should come with the plastic bezel and the metal I/O shield as well.




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Re: 5.25 Front Bay Cover Raven Black P300

2019-10-10, 21:57 PM

Once again, you've come through in the clutch, psuturtle.

 

Thanks!

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