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Removing the cover

Use this information to remove the cover.

To remove the server cover, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables, if necessary.
    When you disconnect the power source from the server, you lose the ability to view the LEDs because the LEDs are not lit when the power source is removed. Before you disconnect the power source, make a note of which LEDs are lit, including the LEDs that are lit on the operation information panel, on the light path diagnostics panel, and LEDs inside the server on the system board.
    Figure 1. Cover removal
    Cover removal
  3. If the server has been installed in a rack, slide the server out from the rack enclosure.
  4. Press down firmly on the blue tab on the top (near the front of the server) of the cover and slide the cover toward the rear of the server until the cover has disengaged from the chassis.
  5. 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.