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Install the 3.5-inch backplate

Use this information to install the 3.5-inch backplate.

About this task

  • Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  • Depending on the configuration, the following illustration might differ slightly from your backplate.


Install the backplate.
  1. Insert the backplate into the chassis at an angle. Make sure the pins are against the backplate on the backside.
  2. Rotate the backplate up towards the front of the server.
  3. Close the retaining clips to secure the backplate in place.
    Figure 1. Backplate installation
    Backplate installation
    1 Pin

After you finish

  1. Connect the backplate cables to the system board or RAID adapter. See Backplane and backplate cable routing.

  2. Install the top cover. See Install the top cover.

  3. Install all drives and drive fillers into the drive bays. See Install a hot-swap drive.

  4. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube