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Remove a rack mounting bracket

Use this information to remove a rack mounting bracket.

Before removing a rack mounting bracket, complete the following steps:
  1. Power off the server. See Power off the server.

  2. Disconnect power cords from both power supplies, which are located in the rear of the server.

  3. Record the location of the cables in the front of the PCIe adapters that are installed in the I/O expansion cage at the front of the server, and disconnect the cables.

  4. Disconnect the management port cable from the management port in the I/O expansion cage, if necessary.

  5. Loosen the two captive screws located on the front of the server. If necessary, use a P2 screwdriver to loosen the screws.

  6. Pull the server forward until the slide rails click into place.

To remove a rack mounting bracket, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Removing a rack mounting bracket
rack mounting bracket removal

  1. Remove the screw that attaches the pullout tab tray to the server chassis.
  2. From the front of the server, push the pullout tab toward the rear of the server to remove the pullout tab tray.
  3. Remove the three screws that secure the rack mounting bracket to the server chassis.
  4. Pull the rack mounting bracket away from the server chassis.
If you are instructed to return the old rack mounting bracket, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.

Demo video

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