The following system cables have a connector at each end and can be removed or installed by the customer. All other cables are permanently attached to a system component at one end and must be removed or replaced along with the component. See or the service label (located on the left-side access panel) for connector locations.
Do not force connectors. Connectors are designed to fit one way only. Forcing a connection can cause shorting and component failure.
Front I/O board cables:
HDD signal cable harness
Each cable connector on the motherboard is labeled to help you identify the cable to which it should be connected.
Power off the workstation using the procedure described in the section, To Power Off the Workstation.
Remove the left-side access panel using the procedure described in the section, To Remove the Left-Side Access Panel.
Gently lay the system on its right side on a stable, nonslip surface.
Remove and replace any cables that need to be replaced.
As you install each cable, connect one end to the appropriate connector, then route the cable through the cable management straps before connecting the second connector.
Ensure that all cable routing is correct and that all of the cable connectors are properly seated.
Close the workstation and prepare for operation using the procedures described in the section, Closing the Workstation and Preparing for Operation