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Removing the server cover

To remove the server cover, do the following:

  1. Turn off the server. Then, disconnect all external cables and remove all peripheral devices.
  2. If the server has been installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack. See the Rack Installation Instructions that comes with the server.
  3. Put the server on a working area before you remove any server components from the server.
  4. Put your thumbs on the blue cover-release buttons 1 and 2. Firmly press the button 1 and slide the server cover toward the rear of the server until the cover is disengaged from the chassis.
    Figure 1. Server cover removal
    Server cover removal

  5. Lift the server cover off the server and set it aside.
    For proper cooling and airflow, install the server cover before you turn on the server.