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Archive for June 3rd, 2012

NIC Backpanel Shortening

Actually, that NIC didn’t slip right into place, because its backpanel plate was sized for a full-height PC case. Unlike the cheap stamped steel you find these days, NetGear used much thicker metal that required an attack with the bandsaw, a hammer, and some files to clean up the raw edges.

But it fit pretty well after all that:

Shortened NIC backplate

Shortened NIC backplate

You can just barely see the NetGear logo wrapped around the right-angle bend…

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