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

Remove the M.2 backplane from the system board by pulling straight up on both ends of the backplane at the same time.