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Remove the server cover

Use this information to remove the server cover.

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

shock hazard
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the label is attached.

To remove the server cover, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube
Figure 1. Server cover removal
Server cover removal

  1. Use the key attached on the rear of the server to turn the cover lock to the open position.
  2. Slide the server cover toward the rear of the server until the server cover is disengaged from the chassis. Then, lift the server cover off the chassis and place it on a flat clean surface.
    For proper cooling and airflow, install the server cover before turning on the server. Operating the server with the server cover removed might damage server components.