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Remove the front I/O assembly

Use this information to remove the front I/O assembly.

The following procedure is based on the scenario that you are removing the front I/O assembly for server models with eight 3.5-inch drive bays. The removal procedure is similar for the front I/O assembly for server models with eight or sixteen 2.5-inch drive bays. For server models with twelve 3.5-inch drive bays or twenty-four 2.5-inch drive bays, the front I/O assembly is assembled with the right rack latch. See Remove the rack latches for the removal procedures.
Before removing the front I/O assembly:
  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

  2. If the security bezel is installed, remove it. See Remove the security bezel.

  3. Disconnect the cables of the front I/O assembly from the system board. See Front I/O assembly.

To remove the front I/O assembly, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 1. Front I/O assembly removal
Front I/O assembly removal

  1. Remove the screws that secure the front I/O assembly.
  2. Slide the front I/O assembly out of the assembly bay.
If you are instructed to return the old front I/O assembly, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.