Remove the server cover
Follow this procedure to remove the server cover.
Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.
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.
- Place the server on its side with the cover up.
- Remove the serve cover.
- Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws that secure the server cover to the chassis.
- Slide the server cover away from the front bezel, and lift it up from the chassis. Reserve the screws to be used for reinstalling the server cover.Attention
Figure 1. Removing the serve cover
The 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.
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.
- (Optional) Remove the cage bar. Remove the optical drive cage first, see Remove the optical drive cage; then, proceed to the following procedures.
- Push the latch on the cage bar until the cage bar is disengaged from the chassis.
- Rotate the cage bar and remove it from the chassis.Figure 2. Removing the cage bar