Removing a CD/DVD drive

Use this information to remove a DVD drive.

To remove a 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 drive toward the front of the server.
    Figure 1. DVD drive removal
    DVD drive removal
  5. Remove the CD/DVD drive out of the bay and slide the drive-retention clip from the side of the drive. Save the clip to use when you install the replacement drive.
    Figure 2. DVD drive retention clip removal
    DVD drive retention clip removal
  6. If you are instructed to return the CD/DVD drive, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.