Skip to main content

Remove the top cover

Use this information to remove the top cover.

About this task

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

shock hazard
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the label is attached.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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 system.


  1. If the server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack. See the Rack Installation Guide that comes with the rail kit for your server.
  2. Remove the top cover.

    Handle the top cover carefully. Dropping the top cover with the cover latch open might damage the cover latch.

    Figure 1. Top cover removal
    Top cover removal

    1. Use a screwdriver to turn the cover lock to the unlocked position as shown.
    2. Press the release button on the cover latch. The cover latch then gets released to some extent.
    3. Fully open the cover latch as shown.
    4. Slide the top cover to the rear until it is disengaged from the chassis. Then, lift the top cover off the chassis and place the top cover on a flat clean surface.

After you finish

Install any options you want to install.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube