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Remove a simple-swap-drive backplate

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

Before removing the simple-swap-drive backplate:

  1. Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.

  2. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.

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

  4. If the PCIe adapter holder impedes your access to the backplate, remove it. See Remove the PCIe adapter holder.

  5. Remove all the installed drives and fillers (if any) from the drive bays. See Remove a simple-swap drive.

  6. Record the cable connections on the backplate and then disconnect all cables from the system board. For information about the backplate cable connection, see Simple-swap-drive backplate.

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

Figure 1. Simple-swap-drive backplate removal
Simple-swap-drive backplate removal

  1. Lift the release tab to disengage the backplate.
  2. Rotate the top edge of the backplate away from the drive cage, and then remove the backplate.
If you are instructed to return the old simple-swap-drive backplate, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.