I've got a strange problem that I can't get my head all the way around:
I'm piecing my rig together, and I can't fit my optical drive into the bay.
The way the cradle for the optical drive fits, the drive face needs to be flush with the front of the cradle, but the screw holes don't line up with the drive in such a way to accommodate this - at best, the front of the drive pokes out past the front of the cradle about half an inch. If I try to mount the cradle back into the case with the drive poking out like this, it doesn't fit.
Also, because of the rails that slide the cradle into place, there's no way to rotate/flip/get creative with it. My drive is the LG GGC-H20L, which, when compared against another optical drive I have, has regularly-spaced mounting screw holes.
I've never encountered this problem before in building a rig and it's really making me scratch my head. I haven't been able to find anyone else reporting this problem, and it kind of makes me feel like I'm doing something REALLY stupid.
that may well be, but I've mounted probably a couple hundred optical drives in my life, and I've never seen this kind of problem before.