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Assembly and Installation Instructions for ATX4336 PC Chassis

Assembly and Installation Instructions for ATX4336 PC Chassis


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Unpacking, Parts & Materials:
The loose components which accompany this case (rubber feet, cables, etc.) are sealed inside the case itself. See below for instructions on opening the case.

Attaching the Case Feet:
Install the case feet by inserting the large plastic feet into the four holes on the bottom of the case. Secure each of the feet with one of the small gray plastic plugs, pushing them tightly into the center hole until resistance is felt.

Opening the Case:
1. The case has a sliding side panel that allows access to the internal components. Stand facing the side of the case, with the front of the case to your right. This sliding panel comes from the factory secured by two screws at the back of the case. Remove these two screws in order to free the removable side panel.
2. With the screws removed, slide the side panel toward the back of the case and pull gently toward you, the side panel should come free.
3. To replace the side panel, line up the tabs which run along the top and bottom of it with the slots on the case side. Gently slide the panel toward the front of the case until it clicks into place. Replace the two screws at the back of the case to secure the side panel.

Mounting a Motherboard into the Case:
The motherboard you will put into this case will comply with one of several industry standards that involve the location of mounting holes and integrated components, and the type of power supply used. This case has been designed to be compatible with the AT, ATX, and Micro ATX standards. The type of motherboard that will be used most commonly with this case is an ATX motherboard, so that example will be used. To correctly mount the motherboard into the case, do the following:
1. Remove the side panel.
2. Orient the motherboard to the case so that the integrated connectors are facing the back of the case. Make note of the mounting holes on the motherboard, lining them up with holes on the case.
3. Screw the brass spacers (see photo) into the mounting holes on the case. Note: Use the mounting holes on your motherboard as a template to determine which brass spacers you need to install in order to mount your particular model of motherboard.
4. Install one of the metal backplates (See photo) over you're the area where the motherboard’s connectors will sit by snapping it on to the case from the inside out. (You may need to pop off several of the covering tabs depending on the connectors your motherboard has).
5. Mount the motherboard atop the brass spaces using the screws provided. You may also use the red insulating rings to electrically isolate your motherboard from the case.

Installing Drives into the Drive Bays:
To install standard Hard drive(s) & 3.5 inch floppy drive:
1. 3.5 inch floppy drives only: Reaching in through the back of the drive cage, bend the metal cover plate down until it comes off, freeing access to the external front floppy drive door opening. Remove and discard the metal cover plate.
2. Slide the drive in through the back of the drive cage. 3. Secure the drive using four m3 screws (two on either side); you will need to remove the cover on the other side of the case to access the screws on the opposite side.
4. Connect the appropriate drive cables.
5. 3.5 inch floppy drives only: Test the drive's ability to accept and eject 3.5 inch floppy disks before replacing the case cover.


To mount a drive into one of the 5.25-inch bays: 1. Reaching in through the back of the 5.25-inch drive cage, bend the metal cover plate down until it comes off, freeing access to the external front drive door opening.
2. Remove the plastic external drive cover by applying pressure from the back in the center of the cover, and apply pressure to either edge from the outside of the case.
3. Slide the drive in through the back of the drive cage. Make sure that the front of the drive lines up smoothly with the front of the case.
4. Secure the drive using four m3 screws (two on either side); you will need to remove the cover on the other side of the case to access the screws on the opposite side.
5. Connect the appropriate drive cables.

Cable Attachments:
Attach the power supply cable. Note that the fan duct cable is also plugged in. Most motherboards have a plug for this fan. There are two types of plugs for the drives installed into the drive bays. The smaller one is used for the floppy drive. The larger one is used for all other types of drives (hard drive, CDROM, etc.)

Installing a Case Fan:
1. Remove the plastic Case Fan housing by compressing the four mounting points with your thumb and forefinger.
2. Install your fan into the case housing.
3. Replace the fan case housing and connect the power cables for your fan.

WARNING: The power supply may not operate unless the motherboard and at least one drive are plugged in. Some power supplies are designed not to operate unless they have a minimum load on them.

There are several wires attached to the front bezel that power indicator lights and switches. The wire connectors are labeled, and have an indicator (called Pin 1) as to which way they should be plugged in. The motherboard will have pins that these wires plug into, and will also have Pin 1 indicated. Refer to your motherboard manual for a diagram of the pin arrangement and its location on the board.


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