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Removing the DVD drive cable

Use this information to remove the DVD drive cable.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

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

To remove the DVD drive cable, complete the following steps:

  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  2. Remove the DVD drive bay filler panel from the server.
  3. Disconnect the DVD drive cable from the system board.
    Do not disconnect the DVD drive cable by using excessive force.
    Figure 1. DVD drive cable connection
    DVD drive cable connection
  4. From the rear of the DVD drive cage, press and hold the connector latch (on the left of the cable connector) and grasp the cable connector and slide the cable connector to the right (unlocked position). Remove the DVD drive cable from the connector on the back of the DVD drive and set the cable aside.
    Figure 2. DVD drive cable latch
    DVD drive cable latch

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.