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Remove a rearwall bracket

Use this information to remove a rearwall bracket.

About this task

  • 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. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Remove the riser assembly or rear drive cage.
  3. Remove the rearwall bracket.
    1. Remove the screws.
    2. Remove the bracket from the chassis as shown.
    The illustrations show removing the A1, B1, and C1 rearwall brackets. The procedure is the same for removing other rearwall brackets.
    Figure 1. A1 rearwall bracket removal (left)
    A1 rearwall bracket removal

    Figure 2. B1 rearwall bracket removal (middle)
    B1 rearwall bracket removal

    Figure 3. C1 rearwall bracket removal (right)
    C1 rearwall bracket removal

After you finish

  1. Install required rearwall brackets back to the rear chassis.

  2. If you are instructed to return the defective component, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube