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I read in a previous thread that someone wished that since their system sits to their right they wished the door on the Rocketfish/Lain Li case would open from the opposite direction.
This is an easy mod that I did:

First: Remove the top plate of your PC where the dorr hinge pin connects, the hinge pins are removable.
Remove the lock from the case, I doubt any of us use the lock anyway.

Lay your door face down and unscrew the 2 door rails attached to the back.

Rotate each rail 180 degrees. Mark the locations of the LED holes , you will also have to drill a few new screw holes.

Now swap the left and right rails and (note: you may need a little more clearence between the rail and the case on the new hinge side of the door, I ground the edge of the rail down but approx 1/8 inch.

Attach rails to door and install hinge pins, reattach top plate

Your door will now function exactly as it did before only it opens from the other side making it easier to reach your DVD, CDRom or what ever is in the front of your case.
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Trying to locate digital, wife hid it . She will pay shortly
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+rep for explanation, and making wife pay
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post #6 of 11
I thought about doing this, but just eneded up removing the door all together.
Looks better with out it anyway..

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post #7 of 11
Remove upper bracket, 3 screws...
Save the one nearest the hinge point for last and hold door and upper bracket.
Watch for the pivot pin, it will fall out
Lift door from lower bracket/pivot pin.
Remove lower bracket.

Install top bracket on bottom with all three screws, insert pin
Install the top bracket with the one screw farthest from the pivot pin and slight angled upward.
Set door on lower pin, guide door into place with the pin installed in the door.
Align door/pin with upper bracket, swing the slightly angled up, upper bracket into place, install and tighten screws.

Did I drive any one crazy yet

Basically, put the top bracket on the bottom and bottom to top and you've reversed the door.

The door lock is another story
You have to swap and invert the hinge bracket and latch bracket midstream during the above... sorry, I forgot to state that.
Edited by The Duke - 6/14/08 at 4:35pm
    
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post #8 of 11
My friend actually had his door reversed when he got it. I found that kinda odd, but it was bothersome for him since he had it to his left.
    
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post #9 of 11
I like mine better without a door. Good writeup though.

It looks better when you flushmount your optical drives, and have a nice clean front panel.
    
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I'd like to revive this thread as I would like to request pictures. I'm having trouble doing this. Thanks.
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