Remove the backplane for four 3.5-inch hot-swap drives
Use this information to remove the backplane for four 3.5-inch hot-swap drives.
Before removing the backplane:
Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
Record the cable connections on the backplane and then disconnect cables from the backplane.
Remove all the installed drives and drive fillers (if any) from the drive bays. See Remove a hot-swap drive.
To remove the backplane, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
Figure 1. Backplane removal
- Open the release latches that secure the backplane.
- Pivot the backplane backward slightly to release it from the three pins 1 on the chassis.
- Carefully remove the backplane out of the chassis from under the front I/O assembly cables.
If you are instructed to return the old backplane, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.