8. Connect the power cable
Figure 68. Connecting cables to the rear of the optical drive
9. If necessary, connect the other end of the signal cable to the appropriate connector on the system
board. See "System board components" on page 41.
10. Do one of the following:
• If you are installing an optical drive, save the removed protective shield in the event that you later
remove the drive and need the protective shield to cover the drive bay.
• If you are replacing an optical drive and are instructed to return the old optical drive, follow all
packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are supplied to you for shipping.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the installation or replacement, go to "Completing the parts replacement" on page 164.
Installing or replacing a hot-swap internal storage drive
Attention: Do not open your server or attempt any repair before reading and understanding "Safety information"
on page iii and "Guidelines" on page 63.
This topic applies only to server models that have hot-swap storage drives installed, such as hard disk
drives or solid-state drives. See "Features" on page 8 for more information about the supported hot-swap
For a list of ThinkServer storage drive options, go to:
You can install or replace a hot-swap storage drive without turning off the server, which helps you avoid
significant interruption to the operation of the system.
The EMI integrity and cooling of the server are protected by having all storage-drive bays covered or
occupied. The number of the installed storage drives in your server varies depending on the server model.
The vacant bays are either covered by metal protective shields or occupied by dummy storage-drive trays.
When you install a hot-swap storage drive, save the removed dummy storage-drive tray from the drive bay in
the event that you later remove the hot-swap storage drive and need the dummy tray to cover the place.
Attention: An unoccupied drive bay without any other protection might impact the EMI integrity and cooling
of the server, which might result in overheating or component damage. To maintain the EMI integrity and
cooling of the server, install a new hot-swap storage drive as soon as you remove the failing one or
the dummy tray.
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and the signal cable
to the rear of the new optical drive.