Installing an optional DVD drive

Use this information to install an optional DVD drive.

Note: If your server does not come with a DVD drive bay, you can purchase and install the optical drive cage and bezel option. The option includes the components that allow you to install an optional DVD drive in your server (see Installing the DVD enablement kit).

To install an optional DVD drive, 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 and all external cables.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Remove the optical drive filler panel if it is installed. Locate the blue release tab on the rear of the optical drive filler panel; then, while you press the tab, push the optical drive filler panel out of the drive bay. Save the optical drive filler panel for future use.
    Figure 1. DVD drive filler panel removal
    DVD drive filler panel removal
  5. Remove the retention clip from the side of the optical drive filler panel.
    Note: If you are installing a drive that contains a laser, observe the following safety precaution.

    Statement 3

    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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  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 DVD drive to set any jumpers or switches.
  8. Attach the drive retention clip that you removed from the optical drive filler panel to the side of the DVD drive.
    Figure 2. DVD drive retention clip installation
    DVD drive retention clip installation

  9. Align the drive in the drive bay and slide the drive into the optical drive bay until the drive clicks into place.
    Figure 3. DVD drive installation
    DVD drive installation

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