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Remove the top cover

Follow instructions in this section to remove the top cover.

shock hazard
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the label is attached.
240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

About this task



  1. Press the release button on the top cover latch.
  2. Rotate the latch until the latch is fully open and the top cover is disengaged from the chassis.
  3. Slide the top cover to the rear until it is disengaged from the server. Then, lift the top cover off the server and place it on a flat clean surface.
    Service label is located on the inside of the top cover.
    Figure 1. Top cover removal
    Top cover removal

After you finish

For proper cooling and air flow, install the top cover before you power on the server. Operating the server with the top cover removed might damage server components. See Install the top cover for more details.

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