4. Fully open the cover handle and slide the server cover to the rear until it is disengaged from the chassis.
Then, lift the server cover off the chassis and set it aside.
Note: It is recommended that you wait several minutes to let the server cool before removing the
Figure 28. Removing the server cover
Attention: For proper cooling and airflow, install the server cover before turning on the server. Operating the
server for more than 30 minutes with the server cover removed might damage server components.
To reinstall the server cover, see "Reinstalling the server cover and reconnecting cables" on page 164.
Removing and reinstalling the rack handles
Attention: Do not open your server or attempt any repair before reading and understanding "Safety information"
on page iii and "Guidelines" on page 63.
Before you begin, print all the related instructions or ensure that you can view the PDF version on another
computer for reference.
Note: The rack handles are available only on rack-form-factor server models. Depending on the model, your
server might look slightly different from the illustrations in this topic.
To remove and reinstall the rack handles, do the following: