Remove the middle or rear 3.5-inch-drive backplane
Use this information to remove the middle or rear 3.5-inch-drive backplane.
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.
- Prepare your server.
- Remove the 3.5-inch-drive backplane.Figure 1. Removing the 2 x 3.5-inch-drive backplaneFigure 2. Removing the 4 x 3.5-inch-drive backplane
Slightly pivot the release latches outwards in the direction as shown.
Pivot the backplane to release it from the two pins on the drive cage.
Carefully lift the backplane out of the drive cage.
- Record the cable connections on the backplane and then disconnect all cables from the backplane. See 2.5-inch/3.5-inch drive backplane (power) and 2.5-inch/3.5-inch drive backplane (signal).