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Remove the top covers

See this topic to learn how to remove the top cover and the fan cover.

About this task

  • Go over Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work with safety.

  • Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack.


  1. Remove the top cover.
    Figure 1. Removing the top cover

    • Unlock the top cover with the key that is stored in the key holder on the top cover.
    • Press and hold on the two buttons to disengage the top cover.
    • Slide the top cover slightly backward and remove it.
    If the two blue buttons cannot be pressed down, try slide the cover forward and press the buttons again.
  2. Press on the release buttons on both sides, and slid the fan cover slightly forward to remove it.
    Figure 2. Remove the fan cover (300mm)

    Figure 3. Remove the fan cover (360mm)

After this task is completed

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.

Watch the procedure on YouTube