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Optical drive removal and installation- ThinkCentre 8187, 8188, 8193
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To install an CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive

  1. Remove the cover. See “Cover removal".
  2. If your computer has a A CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive, you might need to remove the signal and power cables from the drive.
  3. If the drive you are installing is a removable-media drive, remove the bay panel from the front bezel.
  4. Remove the metal shield from the drive bay by inserting a flat-blade screwdriver into one of the slots and gently prying it loose.

    Removing metal shield from drive bay
  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 upright position.

    Pivoting drive bay latch

  6. Make sure the drive that you are installing is set correctly as either a master or a slave device.
    Note: A serial ATA hard disk drive does not need to be set as either a master or a slave device.
    • If it is the first A CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive, set it as a master device.
    • If it is an additional A CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive, set it as a slave device.
    • If it is an additional parallel ATA hard disk drive, set it as a slave device.
    Refer to the documentation that comes with your drive for master/slave jumper information.
  7. Install the drive into the bay. Align the screw holes and insert the two screws.

    Installing the drive into bay
  8. Pivot the drive-bay cage back into place.
  9. A hard disk drive requires two cables; a power cable that connects to the power supply and a signal cable that connects to the system board.
    • A parallel ATA hard disk drive requires a four-wire power cable.

      Connecting cables to drive
    • A serial ATA hard disk drive requires a five-wire power cable.

      Connecting the cable

The steps to connect a drive are different depending on the type of drive you are connecting. Use one of the following procedure for your drive connection.

Connecting the first CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive

  1. Connecting the first CD drive, DVD drive, CD/RW drive, or DVD/CD/RW combo 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 drive and the other to the PATA secondary IDE connector on the system board. To reduce electronic noise, use the connectors at the end of the cable only.
  4. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a power connector to the drive.
  5. If you have a CD-ROM audio cable, connect it to the drive and to the system board. See “Identifying parts on the system board".

Connecting an additional CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or parallel ATA hard disk drive:

  1. Locate the PATA secondary IDE connector on the system board and the three-connector signal cable. See “Identifying parts on the system board".
  2. Connect the extra connector in the signal cable to the new drive.
  3. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a power connector to the drive.

Connecting a serial ATA hard disk drive
A serial hard disk drive can be connected to either the SATA 1 IDE or SATA 2 IDE connector.

  1. Locate the signal cable that comes with the new drive.
  2. Locate an available SATA IDE connector on the system board. See “Identifying parts on the system board".
  3. Connect one end of the signal cable to the drive and the other to an available SATA IDE connector on the system board.
  4. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a power connector to the drive.

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