Removing the hot-swap drive backplane

Use this information to remove the hot-swap drive backplane.

To remove the 2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server (see Turning off the server) and all attached peripheral devices. Disconnect all power cords; then, disconnect all external cables as necessary to replace the device.
  3. Remove the server cover (see Removing the server top cover).
  4. Pull the drives and filler panels out of the server slightly to disengage them from the drive backplane.
  5. Disconnect the configuration, power, and SAS signal cables from the backplane.
    Note: You can also choose to disconnect the cables after removing the backplane, if that is easier for you.
  6. Lift the backplane up slightly and pull it out the server.
    Figure 1. Hot-swap drive backplane removal

    Hot-swap drive backplane removal

  7. If you are instructed to return the drive backplane, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.