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Remove the rear backplane

Use this information to remove the rear backplane.

Before removing the rear backplane:
  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

  2. Remove the drives or drive fillers installed in the rear hot-swap drive cage. See Remove a hot-swap drive and Install a hot-swap drive.

To remove the rear backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Gently press and hold the tab on the rear hot-swap drive cage as shown and remove the air baffle from the rear hot-swap drive cage.
    Figure 1. Air baffle removal
    Air baffle removal

  2. Disconnect the cables from the rear backplane.
  3. Carefully lift the rear backplane out of the rear hot-swap drive cage.
    There are two types of rear backplanes. The rear backplane you want to install might be different from the following illustration, but the installation method is the same.
    Figure 2. Rear backplane removal
    Rear backplane removal

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube