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Opening the blade server cover

Use these instructions to open the blade server cover.

To open the blade server cover, complete the following steps.
  1. The following illustration shows how to open the cover on the blade server.
  2. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Graphic illustrating how to open the blade server cover
  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server is installed in a BladeCenterĀ® unit, remove it (see Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter unit for instructions).
  3. If the blade server has an expansion unit in place of the cover, remove it (see Removing an optional expansion unit).
  4. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface, with the cover side up.
  5. Press the blade server cover release on each side of the blade server or expansion unit and lift the cover open, as shown in the illustration.
  6. Lay the cover flat, or lift it from the blade server and store for future use.

Statement 21

Graphic illustrating Safety Statement 21

Hazardous energy is present when the blade server is connected to the power source. Always replace the blade cover before installing the blade server.