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Remove the top cover

Use this information to remove the top cover.

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

shock hazard
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the label is attached.

To remove the top cover, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 1. Top cover removal
Top cover removal

  1. Use a screwdriver to turn the cover lock to the unlocked position as shown.
  2. Press the release button on the cover latch and then fully open the cover latch.
  3. Slide the top cover to the rear of the server until it is disengaged from the chassis. Then, lift the top cover off the chassis and place it on a flat clean surface.
    • Handle the top cover carefully. Dropping the top cover with the cover latch open might damage the cover latch.

    • For proper cooling and airflow, install the top cover before you power on the server.