Remove the rack latches
Use this information to remove the rack latches.
Before removing the rack latches:
If the server is installed with the security bezel, remove it first. See Remove the security bezel.
- Use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the ID label plate on the right rack latch and place it in a safe place.Figure 1. ID label plate removal
To remove the rack latches, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- Do one of the following:
If the rack latches are not assembled with a VGA connector or the front I/O assembly, go to the next step.
If the rack latches are assembled with a VGA connector, the front I/O assembly, or both, complete the following steps:
Disconnect the VGA cable 1, the front-I/O-assembly cable 2, or both cables from the system board.Figure 2. Cable routing for the VGA connector and the front I/O assembly on rack latches
Remove the screws that secure the cable retainer on the side of the server. Then, remove the cable retainer from the chassis.Figure 3. Cable retainer removal
- On each side of the server, remove the screws that secure the rack latch.Figure 4. Screws removal
- On each side of the server, slide the rack latch forward slightly and then remove the rack latch from the chassis.Figure 5. Rack latch removal