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Remove the rack latches

Use this information to remove the rack latches.

About this task


Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.


  1. If the server is installed with the security bezel, remove it first. 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 plate removal

  3. On each side of the server, remove the two screws that secure the rack latch.
    Figure 2. Rack latch screws removal
    Rack latch screws removal

  4. On each side of the server, remove the rack latch from the chassis as shown.
    Figure 3. Rack latch removal
    Rack latch removal

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the old rack latches, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube