Remove the drive cage (bay 1-2)
Follow this procedure to remove the drive cage from bay 1 or bay 2.
About this task
Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables, see Power off the server.
If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack. See Remove the server from the rails.
Remove any locking device that secures the server, such as a Kensington lock or a padlock.
Place the server on its side with the cover up.
- A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- Make preparation for this task.
- Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.AttentionThe heat sinks and processor could be very hot. To avoid burning yourself, wait for a few minutes after turning off the server before you remove the server cover.
- Remove the simple-swap drive from drive bay 1 or drive bay 2, see Remove a simple-swap drive (bay 1-2).
- Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.
- Remove the bay 2 drive cage.NoteRemove the bay 2 drive cage first; then, proceed to remove the bay 1 drive cage.
- Slightly pull out the latch on the bay 2 drive cage to release it from the bay 1 drive cage.
- Pull the bay 2 drive cage out from the chassis.Figure 1. Removing drive cage from drive bay 2
- Remove the bay 1 drive cage.
- From outside of the chassis, remove the screw that secures the bay 1 drive cage to the chassis.
- From inside of the chassis, remove the screw that secures the bay 1 drive cage to the chassis.
- Pull the bay 1 drive cage out from the chassis.Figure 2. Removing drive cage from drive bay 1
Install a new drive cage, see Install the drive cage (bay 1-2).
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.