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Remove the front operator panel (2.5-inch drive model)

Use this information to remove the front operator panel (2.5-inch drive model).

About this task

  • Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  • Power 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, remove the server from the rack.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
    2. Disconnect the front operator panel cables from the system board. See Front panel cable routing.
  2. Remove two screws that secure the front operator panel.
    Figure 1. Front operator panel screws removal
    Front operator panel screws removal
  3. Slide the front operator panel out of the server.
    Figure 2. Front operator panel removal
    Front operator panel removal

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