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Install the front I/O assembly

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

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • 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. Touch the static-protective package that contains the front I/O assembly to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the front I/O assembly out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Install the front I/O assembly.
    Figure 1. Front I/O assembly installation
    Front I/O assembly installation

    1. Insert the front I/O assembly into the front chassis.

    2. Install the screws to secure the front I/O assembly in place.

  3. Insert the LCD diagnostics panel into the assembly. Ensure that the panel is fully seated into the assembly.
    Figure 2. LCD diagnostics panel installation
    LCD diagnostics panel installation

After you finish

  1. Connect the cables of the front I/O assembly to the system board. See Front I/O assembly.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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