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Removing the hot-swap hard disk drive backplane

Use this information to remove the hot-swap hard disk drive backplane.

You must turn off the server before installing simple-swap drives in the server. Before you install a simple-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drive, read the following information. For a list of supported hard disk drives, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To remove the hot-swap hard disk drive backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect all power cords.
  2. Remove the server from the rack and place it on a flat, static-protective surface.
  3. Pull the hard disk drives out of the server slightly to disengage them from the backplane.
  4. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  5. Lift the backplate out of the server.
  6. Make note of where the cables are attached to the backplate; then, disconnect them.
  7. If you are instructed to return the backplate, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.