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Remove the front panel

Use this information to remove the front panel.

Before removing the front panel:
  1. If the server is installed in a rack, extend the server from the rack.

  2. Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.

  3. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.

  4. Remove the front fans. See Remove a front fan.

  5. Remove the PCIe adapter holder. See Remove the PCIe adapter holder.

To remove the front panel, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube

  1. Disconnect the front panel cables from the system board. For detailed cable routing, see Front panel.
  2. Press the release tab in the direction as shown and then pull the front panel out of the dedicated bay.
    Figure 1. Front panel removal
    Remove the front panel.

  3. Take the front panel out of the chassis.
    Adjust any cables that might impede your operation.
If you are instructed to return the old front panel, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.