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Install the server cover

Use this information to install the server cover.

About this task

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.
moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
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.

  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

  • Ensure that all adapters and other components are installed and seated correctly and that you have not left loose tools or parts inside the server.

  • Ensure that all internal cables are correctly routed. See Internal cable routing.

  • If you are installing a new server cover, attach the service label to the inside of the new server cover first if necessary.

    A new server cover comes without a service label attached. If you need a service label, order it together with the new server cover. The service label is free of charge.


Install the server cover.
Figure 1. Server cover installation
Server cover installation
Before you slide the cover forward, ensure that all the tabs of the cover engage the chassis correctly. If all the tabs do not engage the chassis correctly, it will be very difficult to remove the cover later.
  1. Lower the server cover onto the chassis until all tabs on both sides of the server cover engage the chassis. Then, slide the server cover towards the front of the chassis until the server cover stops and the front edge of the cover aligns with the edge of the front bezel.
  2. Use the key to turn the cover lock to the locked position.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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