8943 drive bay cover

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  1. Danja

    Danja Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello,

    Today I got an 8943. I was told by the representative with whom I talked that it would have 2 hard drives; however, it only has one. I was going to replace the OS drive with an SSD (and already did) but then discovered that the second drive bay cover doesn't fit the laptop. I contacted Acer chat support and they gave me Mundocorp's address, but they don't seem to sell the part I need and my google-fu is failing me. Does anyone know how to obtain this cover piece?
     
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    I did the same with my new 8950G. I called Acer they said this model can't use 2 drives well they sell the system in Australia with one or 2 drives. Then i found this company Acer Products - Acer Store by Jtec and they have the parts needed and for my specific model. Contact them and ask.
     
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    Didn't want to start a new thread.

    I'm looking for the 2nd drive bay cover for my Aspire 6930. The stock one doesn't fit with a drive in the bay and I've had zero luck finding one online.

    Thanks
     
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    I don't think that site ships to the US. This is really frustrating.

    I've checked all over the internet for hours. I still can't find a reasonable place that will ship to the US.
     
  6. Danja

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    I went ahead and ordered this guy. I really hope this is what I need; it's the only one I could find and I'd hate to pay $50 for the wrong piece of German plastic.

    http://www.notebook-doctor.com/product_info.php?products_id=2965535

    Edit: forgot link. Also, since I don't want to start a separate thread, does anyone have a backpack recommendation for this laptop? I was kind of upset to see it was too wide for my old backpack that I used for my Gateway.
     
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    I just received a part from them (Jtec) and ordered a drive bay cover yesterday from them. The company from England I ordered a part from back at the beginning of April and it went through and theyu told me the part I ordered was for the 7745. They asked if I still wanted it and I cancelled so they do sent to the USA.
     
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    This just occurred to me: Will I need a second drive bracket to install the drive? I'm assuming there's no way to screw it directly into the chassis? I couldn't find any brackets on Skyline or MundoCorp. Any suggestions?
     
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    There isn't one needed for the 8950G.
     
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    How does the drive stay in? Does the cover just hold it in place? I know for the main drive, it comes with a caddy; otherwise it can slide back and forth into contact with the SATA port. I'm assuming it's the same case with the secondary drive bay... what''s the retention mechanism? I didn't see anything when I opened it up.
     
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