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Remove a power supply unit

Use instructions in this section to remove a power supply unit.

About this task

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

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rack.

  • Make sure you have a power supply unit filler available if some PSU bays will be left empty after the removal.


Remove the power supply unit.
  1. Press and hold the orange release tab.
  2. Grasp the handle, and pull the power supply unit out of the server.

    During normal operation, each power supply bay must contain either a power supply unit or a power supply filler for proper cooling.

    Figure 1. Removing power supply unit
    Removing power supply unit
After you finish
  • Install a replacement unit or filler. See Install a power supply unit.

  • If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube