Removing the simple-swap hard disk drive backplate assembly

Use this information to remove the simple-swap hard disk drive backplate assembly.

You must turn off the server before installing simple-swap drives in the server. Before you install a simple-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drive, read the following information. For a list of supported hard disk drives, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To remove the simple-swap hard disk drive backplate assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect all power cords.
  2. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  3. Pull the hard disk drives or fillers out of the server slightly to disengage them from the backplate assembly. See Removing a simple-swap hard disk drive for details.
  4. To obtain more working room, remove the fans (see Removing a system fan).
  5. Pull the hard disk drives out of the server slightly to disengage them from the backplate assembly.
  6. Lift the backplate assembly out of the server.
  7. Make note of where the cables are attached to the backplate assembly; then, disconnect them.
  8. If you are instructed to return the backplate assembly, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.