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Removing the optional DVD drive

Use this information to remove the DVD drive.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To remove the DVD drive, complete the following steps.

  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  2. Press the release tab (the rear of the drive-retention clip) toward the drive right side of the server to release the clip; then, while you press the tab, push the drive out of the bay.
    You might have to push the right-rear corner of the drive toward the front of the server to move the drive initially.

  3. Remove the retention clip from the drive.

  4. If you are not replacing the DVD drive, reinstall the DVD drive filler.
    1. Attach the drive-retention clip to the side of the DVD drive filler that you removed.
    2. Slide the DVD drive filler into the DVD drive bay until the drive filler clicks into place.

    To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the server for more than 10 minutes without either a drive or filler panel installed in each bay.

If you are instructed to return the server component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.