Installing an optional CD/DVD drive

Use this information to install a DVD drive.

To install an optional CD/DVD drive, 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. Locate the blue release tab on the rear of the drive bay; then, while you press the tab, push the CD/DVD filler toward the front of the server.
    Figure 1. DVD drive filler panel removal
    DVD drive filler panel removal
    Figure 2. DVD drive installation
    DVD drive installation
  5. Pull the CD/DVD drive filler out of the front of the server.
  6. Remove the retention clip from the side of the drive filler.
    Note: If you are installing a drive that contains a laser, observe the following safety precaution.

    Statement 3
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    When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or transmitters) are installed, note the following:
    • Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device.
    • Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein might result in hazardous radiation exposure.

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    Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser diode. Note the following.

    Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam.

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  7. 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.
  8. Attach the drive retention clip that you removed from the previous drive to the side of the new drive.
    Figure 3. DVD drive retention clip installation
    DVD drive retention clip installation

  9. Align the drive in the drive bay and slide the drive into the CD/DVD drive bay until the drive clicks into place.
  10. Reconnect the power cord and any cables that you removed.
  11. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.