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Removing the cover

Use this information to remove the cover.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component or installing an optional device in the server, you need to slide the server out from the rack enclosure, turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To remove the server cover, complete the following steps.

  1. If the server has been installed in a rack, slide the server out from the rack enclosure. Refer to the Rack Installation Instructions for more information on installing or removing the server from the rack.
  2. Put the server on a working area before you remove any server components or parts from the server.
  3. Put your thumbs on the blue tabs (cover-release buttons). Press on the blue tab or button on the left and slide the cover toward the rear of the server until the cover has disengaged from the chassis.
    Figure 1. Cover removal
    Cover removal
  4. Lift the server cover off the server and set it aside.
    For proper cooling and airflow, replace the server cover before you turn on the server.