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Replacing the DVD drive cable

Use this information to replace 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 replace the DVD drive cable, complete the following steps:

  1. Align the cable connector with the connector on the rear of the DVD drive cage. Press the cable connector into the DVD drive cage connector and slide the cable connector to the left (locked position) to lock the cable in place.
    Figure 1. DVD drive cable latch
    DVD drive cable latch
  2. Follow the DVD drive cable routing as the illustration shows. Make sure that the cable is not pinched and does not cover any connectors or obstruct any components on the system board.
    Figure 2. DVD drive cable connection
    DVD drive cable connection
  3. Secure the cable in the server using the cable tie and cable clip.
  4. Reinstall the DVD drive bay filler panel that you removed earlier.
  5. Reinstall the cover (see Replacing the cover).

What to do next

  1. Install the server into the rack enclosure and push the server into the rack until it clicks into place.
  2. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  3. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.