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Install the optical drive cage

Use this information to install the optical drive cage.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.


  1. If there is a filler installed in the bay, remove it. Keep the filler in a safe place for future use.
  2. Install the optical drive cage.
    Figure 1. Optical drive cage installation
    Optical drive cage installation
    1. Lift and hold the blue retention tab.
    2. Carefully push the optical drive cage at the same time to slide it into the bay until it snaps into position.