Remove the M.2 backplane

Use this information to remove the M.2 backplane.

About this task

To avoid potential danger, read and follow the following safety statements.
  • S001
    shock hazard
    DANGER
    Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.

    To avoid a shock hazard:

    • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet/source.
    • Connect any equipment that will be attached to this product to properly wired outlets/sources.
    • When possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
    • Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
    • The device might have more than one power cord, to remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
Attention: Read the Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:

Procedure

Figure 1. M.2 backplane removal
M.2 backplane removal

  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Turn off the corresponding compute node on which you are going to perform the task.
    2. Remove the compute node from the enclosure (see Remove a compute node from the enclosure).
    3. Remove the node front cover from the compute node (see Remove the node front cover).
  2. Remove the M.2 backplane from the system board by pulling straight up on both ends of the backplane at the same time.

After you finish

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