I have just taken delivery of a new HP ML350 server today.
When I powered it up the CD drive appeared to be dead. I removed the IDE cable and when I powered up again, the CD had power. I replaced the IDE cable with another new one and tried again - same thing.
I then tried the drive in another computer with the IDE cable it was supplied with and it worked fine without any problems.
So, where can I go next? Back to the suppliers?