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Replacing the simple-swap hard disk drive backplate assembly

Use this information to replace the simple-swap hard disk drive backplate assembly.

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 install the simple-swap hard disk drive backplate assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Reconnect the cables to the replacement backplate assembly.
  2. Slide the backplate assembly into the guide channels, making sure that any nearby wires or cables are not trapped or pinched.
  3. Press on the two blue touch points firmly until the backplate assembly is fully seated. .
  4. Install the cover (see Replacing the cover).
  5. Replace the hard disk drives.
  6. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  7. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.