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First post, by Motwera

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Hi, I found this board due to my research about an old computer that I used to use as a kid and I'm having a hard time trying to find what the make and model for it are, the computer features a Windows 9x sticker (not shown in the image since it's a mockup) with a front panel door that reveals a couple of drives and slots, it features an LG CD/DVD drive and an 8.4GB (maybe only 8GB) Maxtor HDD. I'm guessing this computer was purchased around 1999/2000. Any help with it would be highly appreciated. (I've tried making guesses of the maker, from HP, Dell, Acer and so on, no dice)

Also, if I need to clarify or do some changes to the post, please let me know, since I am new here.

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Reply 1 of 10, by CapnCrunch53

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Was the front panel door the height of the entire PC, or was it only the upper portion? I know a lot of old IBM Aptivas had a door like that on the upper portion...

300px-Ibm_aptiva.jpg Aptiva.jpg

Could it have been custom-built? Several Antec cases also had that style of door... check out the original Antec Lanboy as an example. I know it doesn't 100% match your illustration, but might help narrow it down if it's a similar style.

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Reply 2 of 10, by meljor

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This Antec case maybe ? (or same: Chieftec dragon)

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Reply 3 of 10, by Motwera

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CapnCrunch53 wrote:
Was the front panel door the height of the entire PC, or was it only the upper portion? I know a lot of old IBM Aptivas had a do […]
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Was the front panel door the height of the entire PC, or was it only the upper portion? I know a lot of old IBM Aptivas had a door like that on the upper portion...

300px-Ibm_aptiva.jpg Aptiva.jpg

Could it have been custom-built? Several Antec cases also had that style of door... check out the original Antec Lanboy as an example. I know it doesn't 100% match your illustration, but might help narrow it down if it's a similar style.

diagonal.jpg

It was the upper half of the Case front, as sbown in tbe mockup.

meljor wrote:

This Antec case maybe ? (or same: Chieftec dragon)

It did not have striped lines on the bottom. It was half-sphere raised in the middle, dunno how to explain that properly...

Reply 5 of 10, by bjwil1991

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oeuvre wrote:

here's a GIF of an Aptiva door opening

http://i.imgur.com/c48WZL3.gif

My grandpa has an IBM Aptiva 2168-M55 that has that door. Still works.

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Reply 6 of 10, by Motwera

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oeuvre wrote:

here's a GIF of an Aptiva door opening

http://i.imgur.com/c48WZL3.gif

Apologies for not being totally clear, but the door is not automatic and just a standard front panel door. (LHO, Left Hand Outside)

Reply 7 of 10, by bjwil1991

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Maybe something like this?

51G%2BdmcOb1L.jpg

I have two of these cases, but I digress if it looks like that case that you made a diagram of.

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Reply 8 of 10, by Motwera

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bjwil1991 wrote:
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Maybe something like this?

51G%2BdmcOb1L.jpg

I have two of these cases, but I digress if it looks like that case that you made a diagram of.

Yes, something like this but the case's overall apperance is quite different from this one

I do have an actual picture but its very small, grainy and blurry. Not sure if this helps...
It looks quite different from the one you provided

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