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HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower/Expansion - Connecting CD-ROM Drives to the CD-ROM Server

ADDING A HP SURESTORE CD-ROM DRIVE
These drives, fully modular and self-configuring, can be installed in any of the seven drive bays in the HP J3276A, J3277A, and J3278A SureStore CD-ROM server/towers, and in the HP C2988A SureStore CD-ROM Tower. Drives have attached side rails, used to slide the drive into the bays in these towers. No cables are needed.
YOU NEED ONLY A FRONT COVER KEY
If you are installing an additional HP CD-ROM drive module or you are removing or replacing an existing one, all you need is the front cover key. No tools are required.
OPTIONAL JUMPERS
Three of the four jumpers on the back of the drive should never need to be changed when installing into an HP SureStore CD-ROM server/tower. One jumper is an option you can set. All are described below:
PRTY (PARITY)
Leave this set to on. The parity check provided by the on setting enhances the reliability of the SCSI bus.
TERM (TERMINATION)
Leave termination disabled (off). Termination should not be used in a tower.
BLOCK
Leave this off (in 2048-block read mode). You cannot boot a UNIX (R) system from a CD-ROM drive in an HP SureStore CD-ROM server/tower.
EJECT (LOCK)
The factory-default setting is off, that is, the Eject button is enabled. If you want to prevent others from removing the CD inserted in your drive (such as in an open workgroup setting) you can activate this Eject Lock feature by setting this jumper to on. Then it is impossible to eject a CD inserted in the drive by pressing the Eject button. It is possible to eject the CD only by use of the Emergency Eject button.
CHANGING JUMPER SETTINGS
  1. Place the drive module flat on a firm surface with the back of the drive and the attached connector card facing you.
  2. Find the four black jumpers on the right side of the attached connector card, to the left of the four colored power wires.
    • To set a jumper to on, install it over both pins assigned to that jumper.
    • To set a jumper to off, install it over one pin only. (If a jumper is removed, it is set to off.)
INSTALLING THE DRIVE MODULE
While following the procedure in "Installation Steps," take the precautions listed below:
 caution:
Make sure that the towers are turned off.
  • Do not attempt to move or carry a tower without hooking the cover at the bottom and locking the front cover lock.
  • When replacing the front cover of the tower, make sure that the flange on the bottom of the cover is engaged in the cut-out opening of the main body. Locking the cover without properly aligning the flange can damage the tower case or cover. The drives can be damaged if moved in this condition.
  • Do not push the drive module in by pushing on the bezel of the CD-ROM drive itself. This may result in damage to the drive’s door, or you might snap the plastic bezel of the drive. Always use the metal handles provided with the drive.
  • Make sure you align the two side rails of the CD-ROM drive module with the grooves in the walls of the tower. If the drive module is not in the grooves, the tower will not function properly.
  • Do not force the drive module into the tower or you may damage the circuit board. Firm pressure should be adequate.
  • Do not use tools of any kind. If the drive module will not install properly, remove it and call HP for support.
  • Replace the front cover of the tower by hooking it at the bottom first. Then close the cover at the top. Lock it.
INSTALLATION STEPS
  1. Place the tower on an even surface, like a table or workbench. Do not use an uneven surface like a carpeted floor. Make sure the tower is turned off.
  2. Use the key to unlock the front cover. The cover is locked when the key index points to the right. The cover is unlocked when the key index points up.
  3. Place both of your hands on the top two corners of the front cover and carefully pull it towards you. The cover will still be attached at the bottom.
  4. You can now remove the front cover by lifting it up, making sure that the flange at the bottom of the cover has cleared the opening of the tower casing. Set the front cover aside.
  5. With the front cover off, you can remove a filler panel covering the bay. Hook your finger behind the right or left end and nudge it out slightly. Repeat on the other side. Repeat on each side alternately until the panel pops off.
    With the front cover off, you can remove a CD-ROM drive module by placing both hands on the two handles on both sides. Pull the module using even pressure on both handles.
  6. You can install a CD-ROM module by aligning the rails with the two grooves provided in each bay of the tower. Slide the module in by holding the two handles on both sides and pushing firmly until it is seated properly. Just before it stops, you should feel the module inserting into its socket.
    You can install a filler panel to cover an empty bay. Align the studs on back of the filler panel with the grooves on the sides of the tower. Align the pegs with the holes in the metal at both sides of the front of the tower. Gently push in the left or right side of the panel, then push in the other side, until it pops into place. No screws are needed to secure the panel.
  7. When you are finished, replace the front cover by first hooking the flange of the cover into the bottom of the tower case. Close the cover by pushing it towards the main body of the tower. Be sure to lock the cover using the key.
  8. You can now turn on power to the tower.
ADDING A NON-HP CD-ROM DRIVE
YOU NEED MOUNTING RAILS
SCSI-2 compatible CD-ROM drives can be installed into the towers. You need to add side rails to the drive to fit it into the tower bays, using HP C2998A Mounting Hardware for Non-HP Drives. The mounting hardware includes four M3 by 0.5 inch screws and four standard screws. The hardware is compatible with HP J3276A, J3277A, and J3278A SureStore CD-ROM server/towers and the 7-bay HP C2988A SureStore CD-ROM tower.
 note:
IDE and EIDE CD-ROM drives are not supported.
INSTALLATION STEPS
  1. Make sure that the towers are turned off.
  2. Unpack the mounting hardware.
  3. Check to see that your CD-ROM drive is SCSI-2 compatible.
  4. Set the SCSI ID jumpers on your CD-ROM drive. (Refer to the device’s installation manual. Some SCSI drives may contain special termination instructions.)
     note:
    Set the SCSI ID (using jumpers) to the number etched in the metal at the side of each bay (inside the tower’s front cover), or choose the bay etched with the number matching the ID.
  5. You have received two sets of four screws. You must identify which set fits in the lowest holes on each side of the drive.
     warning:
    Use only the lowest holes to attach the mounting hardware.
  6. Position the mounting hardware along the drive as shown in the illustration above. Align the holes and insert the four screws. The power cord and SCSI ribbon cable should be located toward the bottom of the drive.
  7. Plug in the power cord and the SCSI ribbon cable.
  8. Perform all the steps in "Installing the Drive Module" section.
TROUBLESHOOTING
  • When plugging in the assembly, the CD-ROM hits one of the other devices or the tower frame,
    -or-
    the assembly does not slide in all the way:
    - The assembly is upside down.
    - The CD-ROM drive above or below is upside down.
    - One device does not have standard CD-ROM dimensions.
    - The mounting hardware is upside down or attached to the wrong holes.

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