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Remove the front I/O module

Follow instructions in this section to remove the front I/O module.

About this task



  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Disconnect all three cables of the front I/O module from their respective connectors on the system board—VGA cable connector is 7, USB cable connector is 9, and LCD diagnostic handset cable connector is 27 specified in System-board connectors.
    1. Press release tab(s) to release the connector.
    2. Disengage the connector from the cable socket.
      • If there is insufficient space to press both tabs, use the provided loop to pull up and disengage the tabs on both sides.

      • Failing to release the tab before removing the cables will damage the cable sockets on the system board. Any damage to the cable sockets will require replacing the system board.

      Figure 1. Disconnecting Front USB cable Disconnect Front USB cable
      Figure 2. Disconnecting LCD diagnostic handset cable Disconnecting LCD diagnostic handset cable and front panel cable

  3. Remove the front I/O module.
    1. Remove the front I/O module retention screw.
    2. Lift the front I/O module out of the chassis.
    Figure 3. Removing the front I/O module
    Removing the front I/O module

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit or a slot bracket. See Install the front I/O module.

  2. 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