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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.
    If you need to view any LEDs on the system board or front panel, please do so before you disconnect the power.
  3. If the server has been installed in a rack, slide the server out from the rack enclosure.
  4. Remember to check if the cover is locked. If it is locked, unlock the cover first.
    Figure 1. Unlocking cover
    Unlocking cover
  5. Press in on the blue tab on the cover-release latch and lift the cover release latch up (the cover slides to the rear).
    Figure 2. Cover removal
    Cover removal
  6. 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.