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Remove the cross braces

Use this information to remove the cross braces.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Turn off the corresponding DWC tray that you are going to perform the task on.

  • Disconnect all external cables from the enclosure.

  • Use extra force to disconnect QSFP cables if they are connected to the solution.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Remove the tray from the enclosure. See Remove a DWC tray from the enclosure.
    2. Remove the tray cover. See Remove the tray cover.
  2. Remove the front cable cover (x4 M3.5 screws).
    Figure 1. Removing front cable cover
    Front cable cover removal
  3. Remove the front and rear cross braces (x7 M3.5 screws for each cross brace).
    Figure 2. Removing front and rear cross braces
    Removing front and rear cross braces
After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube