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Installing the DVD enablement kit

Use this information to install the DVD enablement kit.

The Lenovo System x3550 M3 DVD enablement kit is used to install an optical drive cage in a server with less than four hard disk drives. The optional optical drive cage is installed in the bays for hot-swap hard disk drives 5 to 8.

The DVD enablement option kit contains the following components:
  • One optical drive cage
  • One optical drive bay filler panel
  • One SATA cable
  • One retention bracket
  • One bezel and screws

To install the DVD enablement kit, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Remove the hard disk drives and filler panels from the hard disk drive bays.
  5. Remove the screws from the bezel.
    Figure 1. Screws removal
    Screws removal
  6. Remove the screws from the video connector.
  7. Pull the top of the bezel out slightly; then, rotate it downward until the tabs on the bottom of the bezel disengages from the chassis and set it aside.
  8. Slide the optical drive cage forward into the optical drive bay until the screw holes on the drive cage align with the screw holes on the chassis.
    Figure 2. Optical drive cage installation
    Optical drive cage installation
  9. Insert the tabs on the bottom of the bezel into the holes on the chassis.
  10. Reinstall the bezel screws and the video connector screws.
  11. Align the cable connector with the connector on the rear of the optical drive cage and press the cable connector into the optical drive cage connector until it is firmly seated.
  12. Pull the cable connector latch up and hold it there while you slide the cable connector to the left; then, slide the cable connector latch down to lock the cable in place.
    Figure 3. DVD drive cable installation
    DVD drive cable installation
  13. Connect the other end of the DVD cable to the connector on the system board. The following illustration shows the cable routing for the DVD cable: The DVD cable should go on the top of the operation information panel cable (in the middle) and the Video/USB cable (on the bottom) when all three cables are installed in the server.
    Figure 4. DVD drive cable connection
    DVD drive cable connection

If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to Completing the installation.