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Remove the MicroSD card

Follow instructions in this section to remove the MicroSD card.

About this task

To avoid potential danger, make sure to read and follow the safety information.

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    disconnect all power
    The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also 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.

Depending on the specific configuration, the node or security bezel might look different from the illustrations in this section.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. If applicable, unlock or remove any locking device that secures the top cover, such as a Kensington lock; then, remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).
    2. Disconnect all the drive cables from the system board; then, remove the drive cage from the node (see Remove the drive cage).
    3. Locate the MicroSD card socket on the system board (see System-board connectors).
  2. Remove the MicroSD card.
    1. Slide the socket lid to the open position.
    2. Lift open the socket lid.
    3. Remove the MicroSD card from the socket.
      Figure 1. Removal of a MicroSD card
      MicroSD card removal


After this task is completed

  • Install a replacement unit (see Install a MicroSD card).
  • If you are instructed to return the component, follow all of the packaging instructions and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.