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Install the front top cover

Follow the instructions in this section to install the front top cover.

About this task

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.

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

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

  • Make sure that all cables, adapters, and other components are installed and seated correctly and that you have not left loose tools or parts inside the server.

  • Make sure that all internal cables are correctly routed. See Internal cable routing.

If you are installing a new top cover, attach the service label to the inside of the new top cover if necessary.


  1. Install the front top cover.
    Figure 1. Installing front top cover
    Installing front top cover
    1. Align the front top cover guide pins with the guide holes on chassis; then place the front top cover on top of the server with both sides aligned.
    2. Rotate the latch down until it stops.
  2. (Optional) Lock the front top cover with a screw driver (direction 2).
    Figure 2. Front top cover locking/unlocking direction
    Front top cover locking/unlocking direction
    • 1 Unlocking direction
    • 2 Locking direction

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube