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  • Page 2 Copyright 1998 by this company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of this company.
  • Page 3 Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use this product near water.
  • Page 4 10. If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
  • Page 5 16. Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your keyboard/manual accessories box) for this unit. detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SVT/SJT, rated 6A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).
  • Page 6 Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 7 Purpose This manual aims to give you all the information you need to install the system housing. Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. CAUTION Suggests precautionary measures to avoid potential hardware or software problems.
  • Page 8 Installation Guide viii...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    1 Introduction ... 1 2 Standalone System ... 1 3 Features ... 2 3.1 Front Panel ...2 3.2 Rear Panel ...3 3.3 Internal Structure ...4 4 Opening the Housing Panels ... 5 4.1 Front Panel ...5 4.2 Left Panel...6 5 Installing Disk Drives... 7 5.1 3.5-inch Drive ...7 5.2 5.25-inch Drives ...8 5.3 Hard Disk ...9...
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Introduction This installation guide describes the features of the IDM housing and tells you how to install the basic system components such as disk drives, a system board, or expansion boards. Descriptive illustrations accompany the installation procedures. If you receive a complete system, the basic components are already installed.
  • Page 11: Features

    Features Front Panel Keylock Panel Door Installation Guide...
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel COM port slots System Board connectors Expansion Port Slots IDM Housing Power Supply Power Socket SCSI Expansion Slots Housing Fan Expansion Slots...
  • Page 13: Internal Structure

    Internal Structure The figure below shows the housing internal structure and some of the basic system components. Power Supply Housing Fan Expansion Card Slots Backplane Board Hot-Swap Cage (SCSI) 5.25-inch Drive Bays 3.5-inch Drive Bay Power Switch Power LED Hard Disk Drive LED System Status LED Removable Hard Disk Drive Trays...
  • Page 14: Opening The Housing Panels

    Opening the Housing Panels Front Panel Keylock Unlock the housing with the key and then pull the panel to access the drive trays. IDM Housing...
  • Page 15: Left Panel

    Left Panel To remove the left panel: Use a screw driver to remove the two screws securing it to the rear panel. Pull the panel handle to slide the left panel open. screws Left panel Left Panel Handle Installation Guide...
  • Page 16: Installing Disk Drives

    Installing Disk Drives and Hot-Swap Cage Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord before installing or removing diskette drives. 3.5-inch Drive Open the front panel and remove the left panel of the housing. See section 4 for more information on opening the housing panels. Remove the screws attaching the 3.5-inch drive frame (2 pieces) to the housing.
  • Page 17: Inch Drives

    Insert the drive into the drive bay and secure it with two screws. Connect the diskette drive cables. 5.25-inch Drives You may install a CD-ROM, digital audio tape (DAT), hard disk, diskette drive or any other 5.25-inch device into the drive bay. Open the front panel.
  • Page 18: Hard Disk

    Insert the drive into the drive bay and secure it with two screws. Connect the signal and power cables to the drive. Hot-Swap Cage The hot-swap cage box includes the following components: One hot-swap cage (with back plane board attached) Three hard disk drive tray One system board connector cable Two Hard disk drive fault LED connector cable...
  • Page 19 Attach the drive guides on the sides of the hot-swap cage with two screws on each side. Insert the hot-swap cage into the housing and secure the hot-swap cage with two screws. Installation Guide...
  • Page 20 Attach the power cable, the SCSI terminator, the HDD fault LED cable, and the system board connector cable to the backplane board and attach the other end of the connector cable to the system board. location of the SCSI connector, please refer to the system board manual. Single Hot-swap Cage Configuration Power connector SCSI Terminator...
  • Page 21 Cascading Hot-swap Cage Configuration Power connector CN3: Connect to 2nd hot-swap cage HDD Fault LED connector SCSI Connector cable Power connector CN3: Connect to system board’s HDD Fault LED connector The SCSI connector cable and the three- connector HDD fault LED cable is an optional item needed for installing two hot-swap cages.
  • Page 22 SCSI Connector Cable Connect this side to the 1st hot-swap Connect this side to the 2nd hot-swap cage Hard Disk Drive Tray Use your finger to release the drive tray as shown below and then pull it out. Place a hard disk on the tray. Secure it with four screws and four metal support braces as shown below.
  • Page 23: Installing A System Board

    Insert the tray into the hot-swap cage and then close the lever as shown below. Installing a System Board The housing accommodates various system board sizes. You can rearrange the pegs on the system board plate to fit the board that you wish to install. System Board Align the system board holes to the pegs with the external ports facing the rear of the housing.
  • Page 24: Installing An Expansion Board

    Installing an Expansion Board Remove an expansion slot bracket cover. Save the screw to secure the expansion board. Align an expansion board with the open slot and insert the golden fingers into the expansion bus connector. Secure the board with the screw. IDM Housing...
  • Page 25: Installing A Cpu Or Memory Board

    Installing a CPU or Memory Board Follow these steps to install a CPU or memory board if your system board does not include them. Remove a bracket opposite the CPU or memory board slot. Insert the board into the slot. Make sure that the board is properly seated in the slot.
  • Page 26 Insert the right end of the bar into the hole near the hard disk drive frame and the left end into the hole on the rear panel. Left End Right End IDM Housing...
  • Page 27: Scsi Backplane Board

    LVD SCSI Backplane Board The LVD SCSI hot-swap cage includes a hot plug SCA single-ended backplane, LED board, and the hard drive cage itself. It supports three 1-inch SCA-II SCSI hard drives in one channel with active terminator built-in. SCA II connector design allows for the addition and removal of SCSI drives without shutting down the system.
  • Page 28 Connector Slot 2 SCSI 68-pin connector - Out Slot 3 Power connector Slot 1 ID switch Slot 2 ID switch Slot 3 ID switch IDM Housing Description...

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