Remove the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Use this information to remove the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives.
Before removing the backplane:
Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
Remove all the installed drives and drive fillers from the drive bays. See Remove a hot-swap drive and Install a hot-swap drive.
Disconnect the cables from the backplane.
To remove the backplane, complete the following step:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
Figure 1. Removal of backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Grasp the backplane and carefully lift it out of the chassis.
If you are instructed to return the old backplane, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.