Remove the M.2 backplane

Use this information to remove the M.2 backplane.

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shock hazard
DANGER
Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.

To avoid a shock hazard:

  • Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.
  • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet.
  • Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product.
  • 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.
  • Disconnect the attached power cords, telecommunications systems, networks, and modems before you open the device covers, unless instructed otherwise in the installation and configuration procedures.
  • Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following table when installing, moving, or opening covers on this product or attached devices.
To Connect: To Disconnect:
  1. Turn everything OFF.
  2. First, attach all cables to devices.
  3. Attach signal cables to connectors.
  4. Attach power cords to outlet.
  5. Turn device ON.
  1. Turn everything OFF.
  2. First, remove power cords from outlet.
  3. Remove signal cables from connectors.
  4. Remove all cables from devices.
Before you remove the M.2 backplane:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the corresponding DWC tray that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the tray (see Remove a DWC tray from the enclosure).

  4. Remove the tray cover (see Remove the tray cover).

Complete the following steps to remove the M.2 backplane.

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.

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.