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Optical drive removal and installation - ThinkCentre 8196, 8197

To install an internal 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. Remove the bay panel from the drive bay by inserting a flat-blade screwdriver at the end and gently prying it loose.
  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.
  5. 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 drive, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive, set it as a master device.
    • If it is an additional A CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive, CD-RW drive, 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.

  6. Install the drive into the bay. Align the screw holes and install two screws to secure the drive.
  7. 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.
    • A serial ATA hard disk drive requires a five-wire power cable.
    The steps to connect a drive are different depending on the type of drive you are connecting. Use one of the following procedures for your drive connection.

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

  1. Locate the three-connector 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 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 See "Identifying parts on the system board".

Connecting an additional CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or CD-RW/DVD combo drive, or parallel ATA hard disk drive

An additional drive can be connected to either the PATA primary IDE or PATA secondary IDE connector.

  1. Locate an available PATA IDE connector on the three-connector signal cable attached to either the PATA primary IDE or PATA secondary IDE connector on the system board. 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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