Removing the control panel

Use this information to remove the control panel from the blade server.

  1. The following illustration shows the locations of the control panel on the system board.
  2. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.

To remove the control panel, complete the following steps.

Graphic illustrating the removal of the control panel
  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server is installed in a BladeCenter unit, remove it (see Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter unit).
  3. Remove the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover).
  4. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an optional expansion unit).
  5. Remove the bezel assembly (see Removing the bezel assembly).
  6. Locate the control-panel connector on the system board (see Blade server connectors).
  7. Using your fingers, pull the control-panel cable out of the connector; then lift the control panel from the blade server.
  8. If you are instructed to return the control panel, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.