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Install the rear backplane

Use this information to install the rear backplane.

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

To install the rear backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Align the rear backplane with the rear hot-swap drive cage and lower it into the rear hot-swap drive cage.
    Figure 1. Rear backplane installation
    Rear backplane installation

  2. Connect the SAS signal cable to connector 1 on the rear backplane and connect the power cable to connector 2 on the rear backplane.
    Figure 2. Rear backplane connectors
    Rear backplane connectors

  3. Install the air baffle into the rear hot-swap drive assembly as shown.
    Figure 3. Air baffle installation
    Air baffle installation

After installing the rear backplane:
  1. Reinstall the drives or drive fillers into the rear hot-swap drive assembly. See Install a hot-swap drive.

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