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Removing the CD/DVD cable

Use this information to remove a CD/DVD cable.

To remove the CD/DVD cable, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server (see Turning off the server) and all attached peripheral devices. Disconnect all power cords; then, disconnect all external cables from the server.
  3. Remove the top cover (see Removing the server top cover).
  4. Remove the air baffle (see Removing the air baffle).
  5. Remove the CD/DVD drive (see Removing a CD/DVD drive).
  6. From the front of the server, grasp the cable connector latch and pull it up toward the rear of the server; then, slide the cable connector to the unlock position.
    Figure 1. CD/DVD drive cable removing
    CD/DVD drive cable removing
  7. Remove the cable from the optical drive cage connector.
  8. Disconnect the other end of the CD/DVD cable from the connector on the system board.
  9. Disengage the cable clips and remove the CD/DVD cable from the server.
  10. If you are instructed to return the CD/DVD cable, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.