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Remove the EIA brackets

Use this information to remove the EIA brackets.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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.

  • If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.


  1. Lay the server on its side.
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove the three screws that secure the right EIA bracket; then, remove the right EIA bracket.
    Figure 1. Right EIA bracket removal
    Right EIA bracket removal
  3. Use a screwdriver to remove the three screws that secure the left EIA bracket; then, remove the left EIA bracket.
    Figure 2. Left EIA bracket removal
    Left EIA bracket removal

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

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