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Chapter 7. Installing and Removing Internal Drives and Front Module Parts

This chapter shows you how to remove and install an internal drive, light module, frontplane module, system fan, and the external plastics located behind the bezel on the front of your workstation. Installing an internal drive is an easy task that requires no tools or screws. It is unlikely that you will need to replace the light module, frontplane module, system fan, or external plastics. Replacing any of these components is a complicated and lengthy task; it is best performed by an experienced user.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

Installing and Removing Internal Drives

This section shows you how to install and remove internal drives. Internal drives include the system disk drive, secondary (option) disk drives, and DAT and DLT drives.


Caution: Drives can be easily damaged. Handle your drive carefully and do not drop it or handle it roughly.


About Internal Drives

  • Unsupported devices may be incompatible with the Octane2 workstation and may cause problems with supported products.

  • All internal devices have a 3.5-inch form factor.

  • Set addresses manually only on external SCSI devices; internal SCSI devices (drives) are installed on a separate bus and are automatically assigned an address. Each bus has a unique address.

  • Bus 0 (internal devices) has addresses such as 0-1, 0-2, 0-3.

  • The system drive is SCSI ID 0-1.

  • The option drive above it is SCSI ID 0-2.

  • The option drive at the top of the Octane2 workstation is SCSI ID 0-3.

  • Bus 1 (external devices) has addresses such as 1-1, 1-2, 1-3.


    Tip: To determine the total capacity and megabytes available on your disks, choose the Toolchest > System > File System Manager and click the Get Info button.


Shutting Down and Powering Off the System

To shut down and power off your system, follow these steps:

  1. Open the cover and press the power button (see A in Figure 7-1) to power off your workstation.

  2. Unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet and from your workstation
    (B).

  3. Press the monitor power switch (C) to power off your monitor.

    Figure 7-1. Powering Off the Octane2 Workstation and Monitor

    Figure 7-1 Powering Off the Octane2 Workstation and Monitor

Removing the Bezel

Before you remove the bezel, shut down and power off your system, as described in “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System”.

To remove the bezel, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the lockbar, as shown in Figure 7-2.

    If a lockbar is not installed, skip to step 4.

    Figure 7-2. Locating the Lockbar on the Front of the Octane2 Workstation

    Figure 7-2 Locating the Lockbar on the Front of the Octane2 Workstation

  2. Unlock and remove the lockbar (see A in Figure 7-3).

  3. Close the door (B) on the front of your workstation.

    Figure 7-3. Unlocking and Removing the Lockbar

    Figure 7-3 Unlocking and Removing the Lockbar

  4. Press both bezel release buttons, as shown in Figure 7-4.

    Figure 7-4. Pressing the Bezel Release Buttons

    Figure 7-4 Pressing the Bezel Release Buttons

  5. Remove the bezel by tilting it forward, then lifting it from its release hooks at the bottom, as shown in Figure 7-5.

    Figure 7-5. Removing the Bezel

    Figure 7-5 Removing the Bezel

Installing Secondary (Option) Internal Drives

To prepare your workstation for installation of a secondary internal drive, see “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System”, then follow the instructions for “Removing the Bezel”.

The secondary drive bays are the two top drive bays, as shown in Figure 7-6. You can install an internal drive in either bay.

The system automatically assigns an address to an internal drive as follows:

  • The system drive is SCSI ID 0-1

  • The drive directly above it is SCSI ID 0-2

  • The upper option drive is SCSI ID 0-3

    Figure 7-6. Identifying the Secondary (Option) Drive Bays

    Figure 7-6 Identifying the Secondary (Option) Drive Bays

  1. Lift the handle on the drive to a horizontal position, then slide the drive into the drive bay.

    The drive handle is the same color as the drive. See Figure 7-7.

  2. Slide the drive in gently until you feel solid resistance.

    The drive is connected to the frontplane when the front of the drive is flush with the chassis.


    Caution: Pushing the drive into the frontplane with force can damage the drive.

    Figure 7-7. Inserting a Secondary (Option) Internal Drive

    Figure 7-7 Inserting a Secondary (Option) Internal Drive

  3. With the drive completely inserted, rotate the handle downward to lock the drive in the workstation, as shown in Figure 7-8.

    Figure 7-8. Locking the Secondary (Option) Drive

    Figure 7-8 Locking the Secondary (Option) Drive

You are finished installing a secondary internal drive and are ready to remove the blank panel on the bezel.

Removing the Blank Panel

After installing a new option drive, remove a blank panel from the bezel.

  1. Place the bezel on a flat surface with the door facing up.

  2. Open the door, as shown in Figure 7-9.

  3. Locate the blank panel covering the drive bay where you installed the option drive.

    Figure 7-9. Opening the Bezel Door

    Figure 7-9 Opening the Bezel Door

  4. Press down on the blank panel covering the desired drive bay, as shown in Figure 7-10.

    The blank panel pops out the back of the bezel.

    Store the blank panel in a safe place. You must replace it if you remove the drive.


    Caution: To prevent damage to your workstation, you must place a blank panel in the bezel if you remove a drive. The blank panel ensures proper airflow through the workstation.

    Figure 7-10. Releasing the Blank Panel

    Figure 7-10 Releasing the Blank Panel

Go to “Reinstalling the Bezel”.

Removing Internal Secondary (Option) Drives

To remove an internal secondary (option) drive, see “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System” and follow the instructions through “Removing the Bezel.” Then return to this page and follow these steps:

  1. Lift the drive handle to unlock the drive.

    Figure 7-11. Lifting the Drive Handle to Unlock the Drive

    Figure 7-11 Lifting the Drive Handle to Unlock the Drive

  2. Pull the drive directly toward you to remove it from the drive bay, as shown in Figure 7-12.

    For instructions on installing a drive in a secondary (option) drive bay, go to“Installing and Removing Internal Drives”.

    To leave the drive bay empty, replace the blank panel before replacing the bezel, as described in the next section.

    Figure 7-12. Sliding Out the Secondary (Option) Drive

    Figure 7-12 Sliding Out the Secondary (Option) Drive

Replacing a Blank Panel

When you remove a secondary drive and do not replace it, you must replace the appropriate blank panel. You must also reconfigure the system for the removal of a drive.


Note: For information on reconfiguring the system for removal of a drive, choose Toolchest > Help > Online Books > End User bookshelf > Personal System Administration Guide, then search for “Removing a Disk.”

To replace the blank panel, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the bezel, as described in “Removing the Bezel”.

  2. Place the bezel face down on the flat surface with the door closed (make sure you place the bezel on a surface that does not scratch or mar the bezel).

  3. Locate the appropriate opening for the blank panel (opposite the empty drive bay), then place the blank panel in it, as shown in Figure 7-13.

  4. Press the blank panel until both sides snap firmly into place.

    Figure 7-13. Replacing the Blank Panel

    Figure 7-13 Replacing the Blank Panel

Replacing the System Drive

To replace the system drive, you must shut down your workstation and remove the bezel. For more information, see “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System”, then follow the instructions for “Removing the Bezel”.


Caution: Do not remove the system drive unless you have a new system drive to replace it. A system drive must remain in place to prevent damage to the Octane2 workstation.

The SCSI ID of the system drive is 0-1.

Figure 7-14. Locating the System Drive

Figure 7-14 Locating the System Drive

To replace the system drive, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the system drive.

  2. Raise the handle to a horizontal position, as shown in Figure 7-15.

    Figure 7-15. Unlocking the System Drive

    Figure 7-15 Unlocking the System Drive

  3. Pull the system drive out of your workstation, as shown in Figure 7-16.

    Figure 7-16. Removing the System Drive

    Figure 7-16 Removing the System Drive

  4. Replace the system drive, as follows:

    • Lift the handle.

    • With the handle fully extended, gently slide the drive into the drive bay, as shown in Figure 7-17. The drive is connected to the frontplane when the front edge of the drive is flush with the chassis.


    Caution: Pushing in the system drive with force can damage the drive.

    Figure 7-17. Inserting the New Drive

    Figure 7-17 Inserting the New Drive

  5. Rotate the handle down to lock the system drive to the workstation, as shown in Figure 7-18.

    Go to “Reinstalling the Bezel” and follow the instructions through powering on the Octane2 workstation. When you see the login screen, you are ready to log in. Return to this section to test the internal drive.

    Figure 7-18. Locking the System Drive

    Figure 7-18 Locking the System Drive

Testing an Internal Drive

The system automatically recognizes most internal devices and displays an icon on the desktop that represents the device.

After you install an internal drive, follow these steps to verify that the system recognizes the new drive.

  1. Log in to your account.

    For more information, see “Logging In to the Octane2 Workstation”.

    If the internal drive is installed correctly, an icon representing the drive appears on the desktop.

  2. Double-click the drive icon to set up the internal drive.

  3. You can also use the System Manager to verify installation of the drive.

    • Choose Toolchest > System > System Manager > Hardware and Devices > Disk Manager to display a list of installed drives.

    • Choose the new internal drive, then click the Get Info button.

      If the new internal drive does not appear in the list, power off your system, and make sure the drive is completely seated in its slot. Then restart your system and check the System Manager list again.

Removing and Replacing the Light Module

The light module provides the light for the light bar on the front of the Octane2 workstation. The light module is located on the sheet-metal face, behind the bezel, as shown in Figure 7-19.

Figure 7-19. Locating the Light Module

Figure 7-19 Locating the Light Module

The light module is located directly below the system drive. To replace the light module, go to “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System” and follow the instructions through “Removing the Bezel.” Then return to this section and follow the instructions below.

  1. Squeeze both top and bottom wings together at both ends of the light module and gently pull straight back, as shown in Figure 7-20.

    If the light module does not release, squeeze more firmly until it releases from the workstation.

  2. Discard the module.

    Figure 7-20. Removing the Light Module

    Figure 7-20 Removing the Light Module

  3. Insert the new light module, as shown in Figure 7-21.

    • Align the two hollow plastic pins on the module with the two solid metal pins on the sheet metal cap.

    • Slide the module onto the sheet metal face until the module snaps into place. Make sure both sides snap firmly into place.

      Figure 7-21. Inserting the Light Module

      Figure 7-21 Inserting the Light Module

You are finished installing the light module and are ready to replace the bezel. Go to “Reinstalling the Bezel” and follow the instructions through “Powering On the Octane2 Workstation.”

Removing and Replacing the Frontplane Module

You must remove the frontplane module if you want to install a new system fan or a new frontplane module. If you are installing a new frontplane module, you must also remove the system identification module, as described later in this section.


Caution: The components on the frontplane module are extremely sensitive to static electricity; you must wear the wrist strap while working with the frontplane module.


Attaching the Wrist Strap

  1. Unroll the first two folds of the band (see A in Figure 7-22).

  2. Wrap the exposed adhesive side firmly around your wrist (B), unroll the rest of the band, then peel the liner from the copper foil at the opposite end.

  3. Attach the copper foil to any exposed electrical ground, such as a metal part of the workstation (C).

    Figure 7-22. Attaching the Wrist Strap

    Figure 7-22 Attaching the Wrist Strap

Preparing the Workstation to Remove the Frontplane Module

The procedure for replacing the frontplane module includes a number of steps from earlier sections of this guide (as described below). Bookmarking these sections can help you organize this task. For help identifying Octane2 components, refer to the illustrations in Chapter 1. Make sure you have the new part nearby before beginning the replacement procedure.

  1. Go to “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System”, then follow the instructions for “Removing the Bezel”.

  2. Face the back of your workstation, then follow these steps:

    • Disconnect the system module from the chassis by unscrewing the captive screws and pulling the module an inch or two from the chassis, or remove it (for more information, see “Removing the System Module”).

    • Disconnect the PCI module (if installed) from the chassis by unscrewing the captive screws and pulling the module an inch or two from the chassis, or remove it (for more information, see “Removing the PCI Module”).

    • Disconnect the power supply from the chassis by unscrewing the captive screws and pulling the power supply an inch or two from the chassis, or remove it (for more information, see “Removing the Power Supply”).

    • Disconnect the XIO Tri-Module from the chassis by unscrewing the captive screws and pulling the module an inch or two from the chassis, or remove it (for more information, see “Removing the XIO Tri-Module”).

  3. Face the front of your workstation and follow these steps:

You are ready to remove the frontplane module, as described in the next section.

Removing the Frontplane Module

If you did not attach the wrist strap and prepare your workstation, go to “Removing and Replacing the Frontplane Module” and follow the instructions before you begin this procedure.

  1. Place an antistatic bag on a clean, antistatic surface, such as your desktop.

  2. Loosen the six captive screws holding the frontplane module to the chassis, as shown in Figure 7-23, until the screws are loose in their sockets.

  3. Place your hand inside the drive bay, and lift the frontplane module out of the chassis.


    Caution: The frontplane module is large and unwieldy. Steady it by placing your free hand on the edge of the frame as you remove it from the chassis.

    Figure 7-23. Loosening the Captive Screws on the Frontplane Module

    Figure 7-23 Loosening the Captive Screws on the Frontplane Module

  4. Gently place the frontplane module face down on the antistatic bag, as shown in Figure 7-24

    To adjust the position of the frontplane module, handle it by the metal frame to avoid damaging components.

    If you are replacing the frontplane module with a new frontplane module, go to the next section and remove the system identification module. You must remove the system identification module from the old frontplane module and reinstall it on the new frontplane module.

    If you removed the frontplane module because you are replacing the system fan, skip to “Removing the System Fan”.

    Figure 7-24. Placing the Frontplane Module Face Down on a Clean Surface

    Figure 7-24 Placing the Frontplane Module Face Down on a Clean Surface

If you did not attach the wrist strap, prepare your workstation, and remove the frontplane module, go to “Removing and Replacing the Frontplane Module” and follow the instructions before you begin this procedure.

Removing and Reinstalling the System Identification Module


Note: Remove the system identification module only if you are installing a new frontplane module. If you are replacing only the system fan, skip this section and go to “Removing the System Fan”.


  1. Lift the metal retaining clip, as shown in Figure 7-25.

  2. Slide the system identification module to the side and out.

  3. Place the system identification module on the new frontplane module:

    • Lift the retaining clip.

    • Slide the system identification module under the clip.

      Figure 7-25. Sliding Out the System Identification Module

      Figure 7-25 Sliding Out the System Identification Module

Installing the Frontplane Module

Follow these steps to replace or reinstall the frontplane module:

  1. Grasp the frontplane module by the metal frame on the edge of the front plane.

  2. Lift the frontplane module into place and gently insert it into your workstation.

  3. Tighten the six captive screws, as shown in Figure 7-26.

    Figure 7-26. Tightening the Captive Screws on the Frontplane Module

    Figure 7-26 Tightening the Captive Screws on the Frontplane Module

  4. Reinstall the system drive, as described in “Replacing the System Drive”.

  5. Reinstall any internal secondary drives, as described in “Installing Secondary (Option) Internal Drives”.

  6. Reinstall the light module, as described in “Removing and Replacing the Light Module”.

  7. Face the back of your workstation and reinstall the following components:

You are finished installing the frontplane module and are ready to reinstall the bezel.

Go to “Reinstalling the Bezel” and follow the instructions through “Powering On the Octane2 Workstation”

Removing and Replacing the System Fan

The procedure for replacing the system fan includes a number of steps from earlier sections of this guide (as described below). Bookmarking these sections can help you organize this task. For help identifying Octane2 components, see the illustrations in Chapter 1. Make sure you have the new fan nearby before beginning the replacement procedure.

To replace the system fan, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System” and follow the instructions through “Removing the Bezel”. Then return to this section.

  2. Go to “Replacing the System Drive” and “Removing Internal Secondary (Option) Drives” and follow the instructions for removing the system drive and any secondary drives. Then return to this section.

  3. Go to “Removing and Replacing the Light Module” and follow the instructions for removing the light module. Then return to this section.

  4. Go to “Removing and Replacing the Frontplane Module” and follow the instructions through removing the module (Do not remove the system identification module). Then return to this section.

  5. Follow the instructions in the next two sections for removing and replacing the system fan, then reinstall the system drive, any internal secondary drives, the light module, frontplane module, and bezel.

Removing the System Fan

  1. Locate the system fan.

    The system fan is attached to the back of the drive bay.

  2. Using a flatsided screwdriver, slide the tip of the screwdriver between the tab and fan, as shown in Figure 7-27.

  3. Tilt the screwdriver to release the fan from the pressure of the tab.

    Figure 7-27. Releasing the System Fan from the Back of the Drive Bay

    Figure 7-27 Releasing the System Fan from the Back of the Drive Bay

  4. Partially lift the fan from the back of the drive bays.

  5. Gently pull up on the cable connector, as shown in Figure 7-28.

  6. Discard the old fan.

    Figure 7-28. Removing the Fan From the Back of the Drive Bay

    Figure 7-28 Removing the Fan From the Back of the Drive Bay

Replacing the System Fan

  1. Gently slide the new cable connector onto the connector on the back of the drive bay.

  2. Place the new fan on the back of the drive bay, as shown in Figure 7-29.

    The fan snaps into place when properly aligned.

  3. Reinstall the frontplane module, as described in “Installing the Frontplane Module”.

    Figure 7-29. Placing the Fan on the Back of the Drive Bay

    Figure 7-29 Placing the Fan on the Back of the Drive Bay

Removing and Replacing the Plastics: Top and Base

To remove the plastics, top or base, you must shut down your system and remove the bezel. Go to “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System” and follow the instructions through “Removing the Bezel” Then return to this page.

Removing and Replacing the Top Cover

  1. Locate the two top cover release areas, as shown in Figure 7-30.

  2. Press on the two top cover release areas and hold.

  3. While pressing inward on both areas, pull the top cover toward the front.

    The top cover should slide forward.

    If the top cover does not slide forward, press harder to release the catches, then slide the cover forward.

    Figure 7-30. Releasing the Plastic Top Cover

    Figure 7-30 Releasing the Plastic Top Cover

  4. After the cover slides forward, lift it straight up and off the chassis, as shown in Figure 7-31.

  5. Install the new top cover.

    • Slide the new top cover straight down over the chassis.

    • Slide the new top cover back until it snaps into place.

      The new top cover snaps into place when it is correctly aligned.

      Figure 7-31. Sliding the Front Cover Forward

      Figure 7-31 Sliding the Front Cover Forward

Removing and Installing the Base

To remove the base, you need to shut down the system, remove the bezel, and remove the top cover.

To shut down the system, go to “Shutting Down and Powering Off the System” and follow the steps through “Removing the Bezel”. Then go to “Removing and Replacing the Plastics: Top and Base”, remove the top cover, and return to this section.

  1. On the base of the workstation, find the plastic release tab that is located in front of the metal tab, as shown in Figure 7-32.

    Figure 7-32. Locating the Release Slots

    Figure 7-32 Locating the Release Slots

  2. Use a flat-sided screwdriver to press down on the plastic release tab, as shown in Figure 7-33.

    Figure 7-33. Releasing the Plastic Base

    Figure 7-33 Releasing the Plastic Base

  3. While pressing down on the tab, slide the chassis back about 1-1/2 inches, until it stops, as shown in Figure 7-34.

    Figure 7-34. Sliding the Chassis Backward

    Figure 7-34 Sliding the Chassis Backward

  4. Lift the chassis straight up and off the base, as shown in Figure 7-35.


    Warning: Do not attempt to lift the Octane2 workstation by yourself. It is heavy and requires two people to safely lift.


  5. Place the new base on a clean surface.

  6. Align the first four tabs on each side of the chassis with the slots in the base, then lower the chassis onto the base.

  7. Slide the chassis forward about 1-1/2 inches until it locks to the base.

  8. Place the plastic cover over the chassis and snap it into place.

    Figure 7-35. Lifting the Octane2 Workstation off the Plastic Base

    Figure 7-35 Lifting the Octane2 Workstation off the Plastic Base

You are finished replacing the plastic base and are ready to reinstall the bezel.

Reinstalling the Bezel

  1. Replace the bezel, as shown in Figure 7-36.

    • Lower the bezel into the lower edge of the chassis.

    • Hook the bezel in place.

    • Rotate the bezel back and into the closed position.

      When the bezel is properly installed, you can hear the latches snap into place.

      To reinstall the lockbar, go to the next section, “Reinstalling the Lockbar”. Otherwise, skip to “Powering On the Octane2 Workstation”.

      Figure 7-36. Reinstalling the Bezel

      Figure 7-36 Reinstalling the Bezel

Reinstalling the Lockbar

  1. Open the door on the front of your workstation.

  2. Insert the lockbar into the front of your workstation, with the angled end up
    (see A in Figure 7-37).

  3. Insert and close the lock (B) at the back of the your workstation.

    Figure 7-37. Replacing the Lockbar

    Figure 7-37 Replacing the Lockbar

You are now ready to power on your workstation.

Powering On the Octane2 Workstation

  1. Plug the power cable into a wall outlet (see A in Figure 7-38).

  2. Power on the Octane2 workstation.

    • Press the power button (B).

    • Close the door.

  3. Press the monitor power switch (C) to turn on your monitor.

    Figure 7-38. Powering on the Octane2 Workstation

    Figure 7-38 Powering on the Octane2 Workstation

Octane2 Workstation Owner's Guide
(document number: 007-4207-002 / published: 2002-07-17)    table of contents  |  additional info  |  download

    Front Matter
    About This Guide
    Chapter 1. Getting Started
    Chapter 2. Installing and Removing the CPU and Memory
    Chapter 3. Installing and Removing the Power Supply
    Chapter 4. Installing and Removing PCI Boards
    Chapter 5. Installing and Removing XIO Boards
    Chapter 6. Installing and Removing External Devices
    Chapter 7. Installing and Removing Internal Drives and Front Module Parts
    Chapter 8. Troubleshooting
    Appendix A. Care and Cleaning of Compression Connectors
    Appendix B. Technical Specifications
    Appendix C. Regulatory Information
    Glossary
    Index


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