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Install a simple-swap-drive backplate

Use this information to install a simple-swap-drive backplate.

Before installing the simple-swap-drive backplate, touch the static-protective package that contains the new backplate to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new backplate out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install the simple-swap-drive backplate, complete the following steps:

  1. Note the orientation of the new simple-swap-drive backplate.
  2. Lower the new backplate into the chassis and insert the new backplate into the backplate slot. Then, carefully push the new backplate inward until it is secured by the release tab.
    Figure 1. Simple-swap-drive backplate installation
    Simple-swap-drive backplate installation

  3. Connect the cables on the backplate to the system board. See Simple-swap-drive backplate.
After installing the simple-swap-drive backplate:
  1. Reinstall all the drives and fillers (if any) in the drive cage. See Install a simple-swap drive.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.