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Remove the M.2 backplane assembly

Follow instructions in this section to remove the M.2 backplane assembly.

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.

About this task



  1. Make preparation for this task.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Remove the M.2 backplane assembly.
    1. Loosen the captive screw that secures the M.2 backplane assembly.
    2. Pinch the pull tape and the blue touch point, and slide the M.2 backplane assembly backward to disengage it from the chassis; then, lift the assembly up to remove it.
    Figure 1. Removing the M.2 backplane assembly

  3. Disconnect the cables from the M.2 backplane.

    SATA/x4 NVMe M.2 backplane

    Figure 2. Disconnecting cable from SATA/x4 NVMe M.2 backplane

    SATA/NVMe M.2 backplane

    Figure 3. Disconnecting cable from SATA/NVMe M.2 backplane

    1. Unhook the wire bail on the cable from the connector.
    2. Disconnect the cable from the M.2 backplane.
After this task is completed
  • If necessary, proceed to remove the M.2 drives. See Remove an M.2 drive.

  • 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.

Demo Video

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