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Removing an optional expansion unit

Use these instructions to remove the optional expansion unit from the blade server.

To remove the optional expansion unit, complete the following steps.
  1. The following illustration shows how to remove an optional expansion unit from a blade server.
  2. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Graphic illustrating how to remove an optional expansion unit
  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server is installed in a BladeCenter® unit, remove it (see Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter unit for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface, with the cover side up.
  4. Open the blade server cover, if one is installed (see Opening the blade server cover for instructions).
  5. Remove the expansion unit:
    1. Press the blade server cover release on each side of the blade server.
    2. Use the extraction device on the expansion unit, if one is present, to disengage the expansion unit from the system board. These extraction devices can be of several types, including thumbscrews or levers.
    3. Rotate the expansion unit open; then, lift the expansion unit from the blade server.
  6. If you are instructed to return the cover or an optional expansion unit, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.