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Remove the external LCD cable (4 x 3.5'' chassis)

Use this information to remove the external LCD cable.

In the 4 x 3.5'' chassis configuration, the external LCD cable is an optional part. You can choose either install or remove the cable according to your actual needs. Refer to the location of external LCD cable from the front view as below:
Figure 1. A front view with the cable installed

1 The external LCD cable connector

Figure 2. A front view with a filler installed

1 A filler for external LCD cable connector

Before installing the cable, remove the filler first; after removing the cable, install the filler afterwards.

About this task

The following illustrates how to remove the external LCD cable from the chassis.

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist 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.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding systems.

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available on YouTube.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. If the security bezel is installed, remove it. See Remove the security bezel.
  3. Disconnect the external LCD cable from the processor board.
  4. To get a better view of the cable connector latch inside the chassis, remove the front I/O module first.
    Figure 3. Front I/O module removal

    1. Remove the screws that secure the front I/O module.
    2. Slide the front I/O module out of the front chassis.
  5. Remove the external LCD cable.
    Figure 4. Removal of the external LCD cable
    Removal of the front I/O assembly

    1. Poke the connector latch with the tip of a flat-blade screwdriver (3 or 4 mm) to disengage the connector from the chassis.
    2. Pull out the cable from the back side.
  6. Install the front I/O module back to the chassis.
    Figure 5. Front I/O module installation

    1. Insert the front I/O module into the front chassis.
    2. Install the screws to secure the front I/O module in place.

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.