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ML530 G1 Floppy Replacement

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JimSLI
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ML530 G1 Floppy Replacement

According to the ML530 G1 Service and Maintenance Manual, the Floppy Drive should come right out when you loosen a screw and remove the two cables.

When I follow the steps as published, I cannot remove the floppy drive because it hits the cooling fan partition right behind the drive. The drive comes out about two inches and hits this partition. As far as I can see, there is no way to remove this partition so that I can replace the Floppy Drive.

Does anyone know how to get the floppy drive out so I can replace this non-working drive?

Any help would be most appreciated!
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Re: ML530 G1 Floppy Replacement

Hi Jim,

Remove the floppy drive only after removing the following - access panel, CPU fans and the fan basket.

Note:
Once you remove the CPU fans, you would find the screw on the fan basket. Remove the screw to remove the fan basket.

Regards,
PP
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Re: ML530 G1 Floppy Replacement

Also pull the system tray out, once the fan basket is removed.
JimSLI
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML530 G1 Floppy Replacement

Thanks to Pradeep Prabhakaran, I have a solution to my problem. The System Tray removal is not included in the ML530 Floppy Drive removal instructions. This is why I had problems removing the drive.