Dvd Drive Hidden Storage

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Introduction: Dvd Drive Hidden Storage

i turned an old computer dvd drive into storage. its a good use of an old drive, and it's a great hiding spot.

Step 1: Open. Cut.

take apart the entire drive. you'll only need the outer metal case, the cd tray, the thing the tray slides in, and the faceplate. dremel off the front of the piece the tray slides in, and cut a big rectangle into the cd tray.

Step 2: Put Together

slide the tray into the holder. get an aluminum tray (the same material as a pie tin) and cut it out and form a basket that will fit in the hole in the tray and is not too deep as to not fit in the metal case. hot glue the faceplate of to the tray.

Step 3: Install

re-attatch the outer metal case. install the drive like you normally would into a computer. to open the tray, stick a paprtclip into the hole to force open the drive, angle the paperclip to the side slightly, and pull it open.

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Nice hidden storage. I may try this in the future. Also am I the only one who noticed a blue gamecube controller on the desk?

This is a great idea! Please post more pictures on step one, though, there aren't many details on what i am to be dremeling.

I wouldn't plug in the IDE or SATA cable. All you need is the power.

i havnt seen a sound card like that in forever i could really put that to good use : )

hehehe i have one of those =]

 I like all the ideas of this and its a great place for flashdrives. I saw this and right away made one in lil under an hour. Mine has a sandwich bag holding, not as good as your tin holder but it was all i had at 4 in the morning.

its a good idea, but if someone breaks in theyll take your computer anyway

I'm thinking that this was meant as more of a hiding place for "secret stuff" instead of valuable stuff... if you know what i mean...