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Remove a tape drive

Use this information to remove a tape drive.

Before removing a tape drive:
  1. If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.

  2. Remove any locking device that secures the server cover, such as a Kensington lock or a pad lock.

  3. Use the front door key to unlock the front door (available on some models), and then open the front door.
  4. Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).

To remove a tape drive, complete the following steps:

  1. Disconnect the cables from the rear of the tape drive.
  2. Gently pull the metal tab on the side of the chassis and push the tape drive outward from the rear; then, draw the tape drive out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Tape drive removal

    Tape drive removal

After removing the tape drive:

  1. Install one of the following:

  2. If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube