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HP Z420 Workstation - Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the optical drive for the HP Z420 Workstation.
Minimum skill level
The end user requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The end user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the optical drive that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return", then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
SATA DVD-ROM 16X SMD nonLS optical drive (Jack Black color)
660408-001 (Modified)
Yes
16X SATA DVD-ROM optical drive (Jack Black color)
581599-001 (Modified)
Yes
DVD 6X/8X BD-Writer nonLS drive (Jack Black color)
656792-001 (Modified)
Yes
SATA DVD±RW SuperMulti optical drive - 16X speed
581600-001 (Modified)
Yes
  note:
For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the "Original" spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If the unit contains a part that is labeled with the "Modified" spare number, the "Modified" spare part must be ordered as the replacement part. If the unit contains a part that is labeled with the "Original" spare number, please order the "Original" spare number as the replacement part. In this case, either the "Original" or the "Modified" spare number may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Summary of instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the optical drive, click here to view the HP Services Media Library and then click on Remove/Replace videos. On the new window, select Optical drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Optical drive removal
  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:
      caution:
    Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to the product or loss of data.
  2. Disconnect the data and power cables from the drive.
  3. Pull out on the release latch and slide the drive out of the drive cage.
      note:
    In a desktop configuration, push in on the drive lock to release the drive. If the replacement drive does not include guide screws, remove and reuse the screws from this drive or use the spare screws provided on the drive cage.
Optical drive replacement
  1. Align the guide screws on the drive with the guide slots and slide the drive into the bay until it snaps into place.
  2. Connect the power and data cables to the drive.
  note:
Please refer to the product-specific Maintenance and Service guide for any future technical information and/or installation guidelines for this component. Click here to access product-specific Maintenance and Service guide.

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