How to Open a Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server


Whether you want to upgrade the hard drive in your Dell PowerEdge 2600, add more memory or replace the motherboard, you must first open the server. Opening a server such as the PowerEdge 2600 isn't necessarily straightforward. Understand how to properly open a Dell PowerEdge 2600 server to avoid costly damage and complete your system maintenance as quickly as possible.

Things You'll Need

  • Server key
  • Power down the PowerEdge and unplug all cables from the unit. This includes the power cable and network or USB cables.

  • Place the server left-side down. Unlock the bezel using the key that came with the server. The lock is on the left edge of the system. Press the tab next to the lock in with your fingers and swing the bezel out at a right angle toward the right. Loosen the two fixed thumbscrews at the right end of the bezel and pull it away.

  • Remove the system cover. Twist out the three thumbscrews running along the top front of the PowerEdge 2600 server to loosen the panel. Slide the cover away from you. Grab both edges and pull it away to reveal the internal components.

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