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Remove the rack latches

Use this information to remove the rack latches.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • 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.


  1. If the server is installed with the security bezel, remove it first. See Remove the security bezel.
  2. Remove the rack latch.
    Figure 1. Rack latch removal

    1. On each side of the server, remove the two screws that secure the rack latch.
    2. On each side of the server, remove the rack latch from the chassis as shown.

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.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube