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Remove an optical drive

Use this information to remove an optical drive.

Before removing an optical or tape drive:
  1. If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.

  2. Remove any locking device that secures the server cover, such as a Kensington lock or a pad lock.

  3. Use the front door key to unlock the front door (available on some models), and then open the front door.
  4. Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).

To remove an optical drive, complete the following steps:

  1. Disconnect the cables from the rear of the optical drive.
  2. Gently pull the metal tab on the side of the chassis and push the optical drive outward from the rear; then, draw the optical drive out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Optical drive removal

    Optical drive removal

After removing the optical drive:

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.

Demo video

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