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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:11 am 
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I picked up two hard drive caddies a few months back. I finally had the chance to load one up today. The caddy comes apart like the original one and has orange foam shock protection. I dropped in a 160 GB HD and all the connections worked well. This caddy doesn't come with a hard drive heater but the connection is there. I have a factory caddy that just the cable was missing in and I will be trying to swap parts to see how close they are. It locks into the machine right, it felt tight sliding it in and took a extra bump but it all worked. I will be trying it out and give a longer term use report of them later.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:53 pm 
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Paul! I still have four CF-74 that laying around somewhere on my boxes that I haven't yet work on it. Last time I power it all up most of them has dim screen. maybe I will try the led to one of it and see. I set it all aside coz of the price of battery and HDD caddy.

Would you mind to ask you how much the cost of your hdd caddy? Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:18 pm 
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It was around 70 bucks each, still not cheap. But no used caddies were showing up. So I though I would try them. I still have two Mk1's and two Mk4 models to fix up. The batteries and caddies for these models have been a pain to find in good shape used. I have batteries for the Mk4 units so I may just scrap out the Mk1's right now.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:26 am 
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I have sold a bunch of 74's and to tell the truth have only seen one factory caddy,all the rest were from China and they all .worked great. I had one minor problem when the small latch broke off on one,the seller offered to replace it but I went with a small refund as it still worked.

About 70% got Chinese batteries with no problems but one,a mk4 would not charge an aftermarket battery,pulled a used battery from a mk3 and switched them and they both worked.

There is an outfit on eBay selling 73,74's called play it again PC,they have hundreds of them dirt cheap. You can get a 74 up and running with some minor damage for less then $100.

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