Apple Optical Drive Cable User Manual

Optical drive cable, Replacement instructions, Xserve

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073-0677 Rev. A


Optical Drive Cable

Replacement Instructions

Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could

damage your equipment and void its warranty.


Online instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at

Tools Required

No tools are required for this procedure. You may, however, find a Phillips screwdriver

useful in releasing the thumbscrews at the front of the server.

Opening the Server

The server slides open from the front of the rack. The top cover remains in place in the

rack while the bottom housing (containing all internal components) should be placed on a

sturdy, flat surface.


Alert users that the server will be unavailable for a period of time.


Shut down the server.

Warning: To avoid damaging internal components or causing injury, always

shut down the server before opening it. After you shut down the server, internal

components can be very hot. Let the server cool down before continuing.


Write down the server’s serial number, which is located on the back panel. If it is

necessary to set up the server’s software after you replace the optical drive cable, you

will be asked for the serial number at login.