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Install the top cover

Follow instructions in this section to install the top cover.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Make sure that all cables, adapters, and other components are installed and seated correctly and that you have not left loose tools or parts inside the server.

  • Make sure that all internal cables are correctly routed. See Internal cable routing.

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


Figure 1. Installing the top cover
Top cover installation

  1. Ensure that the cover latch is in the open position. Lower the top cover onto the chassis until both sides of the top cover engage with the guides on both sides of the chassis. Then, slide the top cover to the front of the chassis.
    Before you slide the top cover forward, ensure that all the tabs on the top cover engage with the chassis correctly.
  2. Rotate the cover latch until the top cover snaps into position. Ensure that the cover latch is completely closed.
  3. Use a screwdriver to turn the cover lock to the locked position.