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Remove the front panel

Follow instructions in this section to remove the front panel.

About this task



  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Disconnect the front panel cable from the system board by pressing on the release tab as illustrated below. The front panel cable connector on system board is 28 specified in System-board connectors.
    1. Press the release tab to release the connector.
    2. Disengage the connector from the cable socket.
    Failing to release the tab before removing the cables will damage the cable sockets on the system board. Any damage to the cable sockets might require replacing the system board.
    Figure 1. Disconnecting the front panel cable
    Disconnecting the front panel cable

  3. Remove the front panel.
    1. Press and hold on the two release tabs on the top of the drive bays.
    2. Grasp and pull the front panel to remove it from the server.
    Figure 2. Removing the front panel

    Removing the front panel

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit. See Install the front panel.

  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