Open IOmega external USB2 hard drive case?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by larry moe 'n curly, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. I have an IOmega external USB 2.0 hard drive, model DHD080-U (USB 2.0
    only, no FireWire). Does anybody know how to open its case so I can
    install a bigger hard drive?

    There are three screws on bottom, near the front, but they release only
    the front of the case. I didn't find any other screws under the
    sticker or rubber feet.

    Also does anybody know how large a hard drive the IOmega USB enclosure
    will handle?
    larry moe 'n curly, Mar 11, 2005
    #1
  2. larry moe 'n curly

    Jerry G. Guest

    Some of there cases have surface rubber feet, or inserted rubber feet.
    Remove the rubber feet to gain access to the screws under them. This is the
    case for most of these types of utility boxes.

    --

    Jerry G.
    ======


    "larry moe 'n curly" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    I have an IOmega external USB 2.0 hard drive, model DHD080-U (USB 2.0
    only, no FireWire). Does anybody know how to open its case so I can
    install a bigger hard drive?

    There are three screws on bottom, near the front, but they release only
    the front of the case. I didn't find any other screws under the
    sticker or rubber feet.

    Also does anybody know how large a hard drive the IOmega USB enclosure
    will handle?
    Jerry G., Mar 11, 2005
    #2
  3. Jerry G. wrote:
    > Some of there cases have surface rubber feet, or inserted
    > rubber feet. Remove the rubber feet to gain access to the
    > screws under them. This is the case for most of these types
    > of utility boxes.


    Thanks, Jerry. I found two hidden screws under them and opened it up.
    The ventilation of this drive doesn't seem to be very good because the
    case has almost no openings, and the IDE drive inside has a metal cover
    over its PC board that blocks all air flow. :( I'm thinking of
    drilling holes in the cover.
    larry moe 'n curly, Mar 11, 2005
    #3
  4. larry moe 'n curly

    dg Guest

    If you drill holes, just be careful of staples and other office crap that
    might get onto the PCB and cause problems.

    --Dan (who once dropped a full box of paperclips onto his running
    motherboard without problem)

    "larry moe 'n curly" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Thanks, Jerry. I found two hidden screws under them and opened it up.
    > The ventilation of this drive doesn't seem to be very good because the
    > case has almost no openings, and the IDE drive inside has a metal cover
    > over its PC board that blocks all air flow. :( I'm thinking of
    > drilling holes in the cover.
    >
    dg, Mar 13, 2005
    #4
  5. dg wrote:
    > If you drill holes, just be careful of staples and other office
    > crap that might get onto the PCB and cause problems.


    Good idea. Fortunately the adults here are very careful, and the
    electric shock dog training collar we put around our kid's neck has
    been very effective in preventing mischief, especially ever since it
    was rigged to be triggered automatically by any of the numerous motion
    sensors around the house.
    larry moe 'n curly, Mar 13, 2005
    #5

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