Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Installing the optional optical drive

The procedure for installing an optical drive and optical drive blank is similar to the procedure to install an optical drive.

Prerequisites

CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that are shipped with your product.

  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
  3. If installed, remove the optical drive blank by pressing the blue release tab at the back of the blank and pushing the blank out of the system.

Steps

  1. Align the optical drive with the optical drive slot on the front of the chassis.
  2. Slide the optical drive into the slot until the latch snaps into place.
  3. Connect the power and data cables to the back of the optical drive.
  4. Route the power and data cables through the cable routing latch of the system.
  5. Connect the power and data cables to the connectors on the system board.
    Figure 1. Installing the optical drive
    This figure shows installing an optical drive.
    1. optical drive
    2. data cable
    3. power cable
    4. release tab

Next steps

Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.


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