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Install the server cover

Use this information to install 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 installing the server cover:

  1. Ensure that all adapters and other components are installed and seated correctly and that you have not left loose tools or parts inside the server.

  2. Ensure that all internal cables are correctly routed. See Internal cable routing.

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

    A new server cover comes without a service label attached. If you need a service label, order it together with the new server cover. The service label is free of charge.

To install the server cover, complete the following steps:

  1. Position the server cover on the chassis so that the rail on the bottom of the server cover engages the bottom rail on the chassis. Align the tabs on the server cover with the corresponding holes in the top edge of the chassis; then, pivot the server cover to close it.
    Figure 1. Server cover installation (1)
    Server cover installation (1)
    Before you slide the cover forward, ensure that all the tabs of the cover engage the chassis correctly. If all the tabs do not engage the chassis correctly, it will be very difficult to remove the cover later.
  2. Slide the server cover to the front of the chassis until it snaps into position.
    Figure 2. Server cover installation (2)
    Server cover installation (2)
  3. Use a screwdriver to tighten the thumbscrew on the server cover to secure the server cover in place.