Installing the optical drive

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

To install the optical drive, do the following:

  1. Turn off the server. Then, disconnect all external cables and remove all peripheral devices.
  2. Remove the security bezel. See Removing the security bezel.
  3. Remove the server cover. See Removing the server cover.
  4. Remove the optical drive filler.
  5. Connect the optical drive cable. Make sure that the cable is not pinched and does not cover any connectors or obstruct any components on the system board.
    1. Align the cable connector with the connector bracket on the chassis, insert the cable connector into the bracket, and slide it to the left until it is firmly seated.
    2. Connect the other end of the cable to the system board.
    Figure 1. Optical drive cable connection
    Optical drive cable connection

  6. 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.
  7. Follow the instructions that come with the optical drive to set any jumpers or switches.
  8. Attach the drive retention clip that you removed from the optical drive filler to the side of the new optical drive. Ensure that the alignment pins 1 on the retention clip are aligned with the corresponding holes in the optical drive.
    Figure 2. Optical drive retention clip installation
    optical drive retention clip installation

  9. Align the optical drive with the drive bay. Then, slide the optical drive into the bay until the optical drive clicks into place.
    Figure 3. Optical drive installation
    optical drive installation

  10. Complete the parts replacement. See Completing the parts replacement.
  11. Reinstall the security bezel. See Installing the security bezel.