Remove the M.2 backplane

Use this information to remove the M.2 backplane.

Before you remove the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Power off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the compute node from the chassis (see Remove the compute node from the chassis).

  4. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  5. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover).

To remove the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 1. M.2 backplane removal
M.2 backplane removal

Remove the M.2 backplane from the system board by pulling up on both ends of the backplane at the same time.
Note: Pull the M.2 backplane straight up when removing it from the system board.
To remove an M.2 drive from the M.2 backplane, see Remove an M.2 drive .

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.