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Octane HD sleds = break easy
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Octane HD sleds = break easy
PThe hard drive in the scsi ID slot 0 (bottom) seemed a lot tighter than the two drives above.  Even though I have changed the bottom drive a few times in the last week, today the drive removal took some force.   In short the drive sled literally decintigrated in my hands.  I had to reach back inside and pull the drive out by the back.

Anyone else notice how brittle these drive sleds are?

Thank god I had a spare in one of my storage bins.

I’m considering putting some vasaleen on the sleds to lubricate them.
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09-05-2018, 04:35 AM
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RE: Octane HD sleds = break easy
Yes, the plastics are nearing or are 20 or more years old now. They will be very brittle at this point. I've broken a couple notches off my o2 sleds and was able to crazy glue them back on and almost snapped an Octane sled but I reseated the screws so it slid it easier. These parts are getting old. At Neko a few people did 3D prints to replace a couple.
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09-07-2018, 02:28 AM
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RE: Octane HD sleds = break easy
I seem to have problems like that that with both my Octanes. When cleaning them of dust, the frames got ever so slightly deformed, just enough that putting the front panel back in with the drive rails in sheared some of them off at the clips. They only fit now if put in after the fact, but everything else fits together fine. Beware if you are going to take them apart.
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09-07-2018, 04:31 AM
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RE: Octane HD sleds = break easy
I put some vasaleen on the drive sled rails, enough to cover the entire contact area.  oh man, what a difference.  now instead of the sled binding and squealing when removing, they are now a smooth as butter getting in and out and require almost no force.
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09-07-2018, 05:15 PM
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RE: Octane HD sleds = break easy
The Vaseline idea worked like a treat!

Does anyone know if the 3d printable sled plans are still around?
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10-11-2018, 12:18 PM
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(10-11-2018, 12:18 PM)Infiltratr Wrote: The Vaseline idea worked like a treat!

Does anyone know if the 3d printable sled plans are still around?

Thingiverse is still hosting this one: Octane Sled

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10-11-2018, 03:09 PM
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(10-11-2018, 03:09 PM)CB_HK Wrote:
(10-11-2018, 12:18 PM)Infiltratr Wrote: The Vaseline idea worked like a treat!

Does anyone know if the 3d printable sled plans are still around?

Thingiverse is still hosting this one: Octane Sled

Thanks for that.  Downloaded the plans and I'm going to give it a go next week.  If they work aok I'll have a go at improving the handle section of them a little bit.  If successful I'll have a new one to upload to the community Smile
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