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Remove the intrusion switch with cable

See this topic to learn how to remove the intrusion switch with cable.

About this task

  • Go over Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work with safety.

  • Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. If applicable, remove the security bezel (see Remove the security bezel).

    2. Remove the top covers (see Remove the top covers).

    3. Remove the air baffle (see Remove the air baffle).

    4. Remove the fan cage assembly (see Remove the fan cage assembly).

  2. Disengage the power backplane sideband cable from the cable clip, and disconnect the intrusion cable from the connector on the system board.
    Figure 1. Cable routing for the power backplane and the intrusion switch

    Table 1. Cable routing for the power backplane and the intrusion switch
    1 Intrusion switch cableIntrusion switchIntrusion switch connector
    2 Power backplane sideband cablePower backplanePower backplane sideband connector
  3. Remove the screw that secures the intrusion switch, and pull the intrusion switch up to remove it.
    Figure 2. Removing the intrusion switch with cable

After this task is completed

  • Install a replacement unit (see Install the intrusion switch with cable).

  • 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.

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