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Remove a hot-swap power supply unit

Follow the instructions in this section to remove a hot-swap power supply unit.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
shock hazard

Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has this label attached. Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components. If you suspect a problem with one of these parts, contact a service technician.


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


  1. Disconnect both ends of the power cord and keep it in an ESD-safe place.
    Figure 1. Disconnecting the power cord

    Disconnecting the power cord
  2. Remove the power supply.
    Figure 2. Removing the power supply

    Removing the power supply
    1. Press and hold on the orange release tab.
    2. Grasp the handle and slide the power supply unit out from the chassis.

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit or filler. See Install a hot-swap power supply unit.

  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