Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the "Important safety information" in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the optical drive.
To replace the optical drive, do the following:
Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
Disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the rear of the optical drive, press the blue release button (1) as shown, and then slide the optical drive out of the computer.
Figure 1. Removing the optical drive
Install the optical drive retainer (1) on the side of the new optical drive. Then, slide the new optical drive into the optical drive bracket from the front of the computer until the optical drive snaps into position.
Figure 2. Installing the new optical drive
Connect the signal cable and the power cable to the rear of the new optical drive. a. Connect the signal cable to the rear of the new optical drive.