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Install the 3.5-inch simple-swap drive backplate

Use this information to install the 3.5-inch simple-swap drive backplate.

To install a simple-swap drive backplate, complete the following steps:

  1. Position the backplate on the drive cage so that the tabs on the drive cage are inserted into the corresponding holes in the backplate.
  2. Close the plunger to secure the backplate into position.
    Figure 1. Simple-swap drive backplate installation
    Simple-swap drive backplate installation
  3. Press the drive cage in until the release latch clicks into place (see Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage ).

After installing the backplate:

  1. Reinstall all the simple-swap drives and drive bay fillers (if any) into the drive cage (see Install a simple-swap drive or Installing a 2.5-inch SSD into a 3.5-inch drive bay).

  2. Reconnect the cables to the backplate.

  3. Reinstall the system fan (see Install the front system fan).

  4. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube