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Optical drive removal and installation - ThinkCentre A50, S50

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  1. Open the cover. See "Cover removal ".
  2. Rotate the drive bay upward to gain access to the cable connections. See "Accessing system board components and drives" and "Locating components".
  3. Disconnect the signal and power cables from the drive.
    Note: Blue straps are provided to help when disconnecting cables.
  4. Unlock the drive, 1.
  5. Open the door at the front of the drive and slide it out the front of the computer.
    unlock the drive then slide out the front
  6. Slide the new drive partially into the bay from the rear.
    Note: Be sure to set the new drive's jumper from "Master" to "Cable Select" before installing it.
  7. Connect the flat cable to the new drive.
  8. Slide the new drive completely into the bay and place the drive lock into the locked position.
  9. Depending on the type of drive you are installing, go to "IDE drive installation".

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Document ID : PD010660
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-51027
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