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Remove the server cover

Use this information to remove the server 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.

Before removing the server cover:

  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.

Complete the following steps to remove the server cover:

  1. Use a screwdriver to loosen the thumbscrew that secures the server cover. The thumbscrew is an integrated part of the server cover. Do not try to remove the thumbscrew from the server cover
  2. Slide the server cover to the rear until it stops.
  3. Pivot the server cover outward to remove it.
    Figure 1. Server cover removal
    Server cover removal
    For proper cooling, always install the server cover before powering on the server. Operating the server without the cover properly installed might result in server component damage.

After removing the server cover:

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