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HP ProLiant DL380 G4 Server Series - Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive


This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Optical Drive for the HP ProLiant DL380 G4 Server Series.


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.


Tools required

Torx tool


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 .

Part Number
Requires Return
DVD-ROM drive (Black) - 8X DVD-ROM read
Diskette drive, slimline, 1.44MB (optional)
CD-ROM drive, removable slimline, IDE, 24X
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 your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare 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 on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library , then select Optical Drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the Optical Drive removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Optical Drive removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. This is a non-hot plug procedure. The procedure for removing the CD-ROM and DVD-ROM are the same.

  3. Power down the server. Click Here for instructions to Power down the server .

  4. Push the release button with the Torx tool.

  5. Pull the drive out of the front of the chassis.

Optical Drive replacement

  1. Slide the drive into the slot until it engages the connector.


Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .


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