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Replacing The Sata Optical Drive Data Cable - HP Xw8400 - Workstation - 4 GB RAM User Manual

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To replace an optical drive:
Lift the green drivelock release lever while sliding the optical drive into the bay. When the optical
drive is partially inserted, release the drivelock release lever, and slide the drive completely into
the bay until the drive is secured.
the drive when moving the workstation.
Connect the power, data , and audio (if required) cables to the drive and workstation.
If you are installing more than one optical drive, route the cable as in the following image.
Figure 4-30

Replacing the SATA optical drive data cable

If your workstation has a SATA optical drive, replace the cable as follows:
Disconnect power from the system (
access panel
facing up.
Disconnect the SATA data cable from the system board and from the optical drive.
Replace the cable. Attach it to the optical drive and its system board connector as shown.
Ensure that the optical drive is secure. Failure to do so can cause damage to
The audio cable is only required for Linux-based systems.
The data cable for IDE optical drives is routed under the system board.
Connecting IDE (left) or SATA (right) optical drive cable to system board
(Access panel on page
Pre-disassembly procedures on page
60). Place the workstation on its side with the system board
Removing and replacing components
55), and remove the


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