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Install the 2.5-inch-drive backplane

Use this information to install the 2.5-inch-drive backplane.

Before installing the backplane, touch the static-protective package that contains the new 2.5-inch-drive backplane to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new 2.5-inch-drive backplane out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install the 2.5-inch-drive backplane, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 1. 2.5-inch-drive backplane installation
2.5-inch-drive backplane installation

  1. Connect the cables to the backplane and align the bottom of the backplane in the slots on the bottom of the chassis.
  2. Rotate the backplane to vertical position and align the holes in the backplane with the pins on the chassis. Then, press the backplane into position. The release tabs will secure the backplane in place.
After installing the backplane;
  1. Reinstall drives or drive fillers.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.