Removing the 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive backplane

Use this information to remove the 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive backplane.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

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

To remove the 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  2. Pull the hard disk drives or fillers out of the server slightly to disengage them from the hard disk drive backplane (see Removing a hot-swap hard disk drive).
  3. Pull and loosen the retention latch on top of the drive backplane cage and lift the backplane up. Rotate the drive backplane backward and out of the tabs at the bottom of the drive cage and remove the backplane from the server.
    Figure 1. 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive backplane removal
    3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive backplane removal
  4. Disconnect all cables from the hard disk drive backplane.

If you are instructed to return the server component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.