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Remove the rack latches

Use this information to remove the rack latches.

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.

Both rack latches are removed and installed in a similar method.


  1. Remove the security bezel if it is installed. See Remove the security bezel.
  2. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the ID label plate on the right rack latch and place it in a safe place.
    Figure 1. ID label removal
    ID label removal
  3. Remove the two screws on the side of the server that secure the rack latch.
    Figure 2. Rack latches removal
    Rack latches removal
  4. Slide the latch backwards and remove it from the server.
    Figure 3. Rack latches removal
    Rack latches removal
  5. Remove the other rack latch if necessary.

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