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Replacing the optional DVD drive

Use this information to replace the DVD drive.

The following notes describe the type of drives that the server supports and other information that you must consider when you install a drive. For a list of supported drives, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.
  • Locate the documentation that comes with the drive and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter.
  • Make sure that you have all the cables and other equipment that are specified in the documentation that comes with the drive.
  • The server supports one ultra-slim SATA optical drive.

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.

When you disconnect the power source from the server, you lose the ability to view the LEDs because the LEDs are not lit when the power source is removed. Before you disconnect the power source, make a note of which LEDs are lit, including the LEDs that are lit on the operation information panel, on the light path diagnostics panel, and LEDs inside the server on the system board.

To replace the DVD drive, complete the following steps.

  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new optical drive to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove the optical drive from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Follow the instructions that come with the drive to set any jumpers or switches.
  3. Attach the drive retention clip that you removed from the DVD drive filler panel to the side of the new DVD drive.
    Figure 1. DVD drive retention clip installation
    DVD drive retention clip installation
  4. Align the DVD drive in the drive bay and slide the DVD drive into the optical drive bay until the DVD drive clicks into place.
    Figure 2. DVD drive installation
    DVD drive installation

If you have replaced a server component or installed an optional device in the server, you need reinstall the cover, slide the server into the rack, reconnect the power cords and all external cables, and turn on the server and peripheral devices.