Handling the Xserve
Follow these guidelines for handling the Xserve and its components:
When the Xserve is removed from the rack, set it on a sturdy, flat surface.
Do not put a display or any other device on top of the Xserve. Any
weight on top of the case could damage essential components inside the Xserve.
When connecting or disconnecting a cable, always hold the cable by its connector
(the plug, not the cord).
Certain components and cables—hard disks, a VGA monitor, FireWire, Ethernet, and
USB devices—are designed to be installed or removed while the Xserve is turned on
Never force a connector into a port. If the connector and port do not join with
reasonable ease, they probably don’t match. Make sure that the connector matches
the port and that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.
Safety and Maintenance
Take care not to spill any food or liquid on the Xserve or other components. If you
do, turn off the Xserve immediately and unplug it before cleaning up the spill.
Arrange for an Apple Authorized Service Provider to inspect or repair the Xserve.
Protect the Xserve and its components from direct sunlight and rain or other
Keep all ventilation openings clear and unobstructed. Without proper air circulation,
components can overheat, causing damage or unreliable operation.