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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:33 pm 
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i'm installing a thermaltake cold cathode light in my case. it says you have to drill or cut a hole to put the switch in. i'm gonna install the switch on the viewing window of my case but i'm not sure what type of drill bit i should use. can u guys give me some help, or should i get it professionally done


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I would say use a bit made for drilling plastics.
And make sure you tape up the area so it doesnt crack on you

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Tape up both sides of the plastic in the area you will be drilling.
Place the plastic flat, on a surface (piece of plywood is fine) that you dont mind hurting with the drill bit. It will provide support, and will keep the back side from shattering, as the drill bit breaks through.

Use a new (sharp as possible) drill bit, run it on a slow speed, and use very little pressure.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:09 am 
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will n e type of tape do?


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smurf_pimp wrote:
will n e type of tape do?


Pretty much. I usually use 2" masking tape since it covers more area.


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I used a 3/4" spade bit to drill a hole in a 3.5" bay cover. The bit had to sharp points on the outside edge. It worked perfectly.


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You could always put a switch in like I did on a blank 5-1/4 " bay

id post a pic but geocites blows

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You could always put a switch in like I did on a blank 5-1/4 " bay
http://www.geocities.com/knif_00/images/CaseModLit.jpg

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