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CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive removal and installation - ThinkCentre 8185, 8186, 8192

To install a CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, CD/RW drive, or DVD/CD/RW combo drive in bay 2, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the cover. See "Cover removal".
  2. Remove the bay panel from the front bezel.
  3. Remove the metal shield from the drive bay by inserting a flat-blade screwdriver into one of the slots and gently prying it loose.
  4. Make sure the drive is set correctly as the master device. Refer to the documentation that comes with your A CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive for master/slave jumper information.
  5. Pivot the drive bay latch handle toward the front of the computer and then pivot the drive bay cage upward, as shown, until it is latched in the up position.
    Pivoting the drive bay latch
  6. Install the drive into the bay. Align the screw holes and insert the two screws.
    Installing the drive into bay
  7. Each integrated drive electronics (IDE) drive requires two cables; a four-wire power cable that connects to the power supply, and a signal cable that connects to the system board. For a CD-ROM drive, you might also have an audio cable.

    To connect a CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive to your computer, follow these steps:
    1. Locate the signal cable that comes with your computer or with the new drive.
    2. Locate the PATA secondary IDE connector on the system board. See "Identifying parts on the system board".
    3. Connect one end of the signal cable to the PATA secondary IDE connector on the system board and the other to the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.
    4. Your computer has extra power connectors for connecting additional drives. Connect the power cable to the drive.
      Connecting the power cable to drive
  8. Clear any cables that might impede replacement of the drive cage.
  9. Pivot the drive cage back into place.

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