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Remove the bridge board

Follow instructions in this section to remove the bridge board.

About this task

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

  • S002
    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.


  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. Remove the front operator assembly from the node and disconnect the cable from the system board(see Remove the front operator assembly).
    4. Remove the front I/O bezel (see Remove the front I/O bezel).
    5. Remove the I/O module board and disconnect the cable from the system board (see Remove the I/O module board).
  2. Remove the two screws that secure the bridge board.
    Figure 1. Removal of the bridge board screws
    Removing the bridge board screws
  3. Slightly pull the bridge board toward the front of the node to remove it.
    Figure 2. Removal of the bridge board
    Removing the bridge board


After this task is completed

  • Install a replacement unit (see Install a bridge board).
  • 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.