Note - This is a cold service procedure that must be performed by qualified service personnel. See Cold Service, Replaceable by Authorized Service Personnel for more information about this category of service procedures.
Caution - The server must be fully shut down and the power cords disconnected.
Caution - This procedure involves handling circuit boards that are extremely sensitive to static electricity. Ensure that you follow ESD preventative practices to avoid damaging the circuit boards.
Caution - Components inside the chassis might be hot. Use caution when servicing components inside the chassis.
Note - You must remove the hard drive cage in order to remove the disk backplane or the front panel light pipe assemblies.
See Cold Service, Replaceable by Customer for instructions.
See Remove the Top Cover.
Note - Make a note of the drive locations before removing them. You will need to install the hard drives in the same locations when reassembling the system.
Two screws secure the disk cage to each side of the chassis. See panels 1 and 2 in the following figure.
Figure 50 Removing a Hard Drive Cage
Caution - The data cables are delicate. Use great care when sliding the disk cage in or out of the chassis that it does not rub against the cables.