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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Removing The Control Panel (PowerEdge R720xd)

  • CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  1. If installed, remove the front bezel.
  2. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
  3. Open the system.
    • CAUTION: Do not use excessive force when removing the control panel cable as it can damage the connectors.
  4. Disconnect the control panel cable from the backplane by pulling on the pull tab.
  5. Remove the three Torx screws that secure the I/O panel to the chassis.
  6. Fold the pull tab close to the connector.
  7. Pull out the control panel cable as you guide the connector and the pull tab through the channel on the chassis.
    Figure 1. Removing and Installing the Control Panel—PowerEdge R720xd The figure shows removing and installing the control panel—PowerEdge R720xd.
    1. Torx screws (3)
    2. control panel
    3. pull tab
    4. connector
    5. hard-drive backplane
    6. chassis

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