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124 Installing System Components
Installing the SATA Backplane
Lower the backplane into the system, being careful to avoid damaging
components on the face of the board.
Align the slots on the SATA backplane with the tabs on the chassis.
Slide down the SATA backplane until the release pin snaps into place.
Connect the SATA, data, and power cables to the SATA backplane.
Connect the SATA, data, and power cables to their respective connectors.
See Figure 3-23.
Install the hard drives in their original locations. See "Installing a Hot-
Swap Hard Drive" on page 87.
Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 80.
Replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on page 76.
Place the system upright on a flat surface.
Reattach any peripherals and connect the system to an electrical outlet.
Turn on the system and attached peripherals.
Removing the System Board
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.
CAUTION: If you are using the Trusted Program Module (TPM) with an encryption
key, you may be prompted to create a recovery key during program or system
setup. Be sure to create and safely store this recovery key. If you replace this
system board, you must supply the recovery key when you restart your system or
program before you can access the encrypted data on your hard drives.
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