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Disassemble the compute node for chassis recycle

Follow the instructions in this section to disassemble the compute node before recycling the chassis.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  • Remove the compute node from the chassis (see Remove the compute node from the chassis).

  • Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.


Refer to local environmental, waste or disposal regulations to ensure compliance.


  1. Remove the compute node cover. See Remove the compute node cover.
  2. Remove the 2.5-inch hot-swap drives and hot-swap drive bay fillers (if any). See Remove a 2.5-inch hot-swap drive.
  3. Remove the bezel. See Remove the bezel.
  4. Remove the RAID adapter. See Remove a RAID adapter.
  5. Remove the flash power module. See Remove the flash power module.
  6. Remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane. See Remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane.
  7. Remove the fabric connector. See Remove a fabric connector.
  8. Remove the I/O expansion adapters. See Remove an I/O expansion adapter.
  9. Remove the M.2 backplane. See Remove the M.2 backplane.
  10. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.
  11. Remove the PHM. See Remove a processor and heat sink.
  12. Remove the DIMMs. See Remove a memory module.
  13. Remove the CMOS battery. See Remove the CMOS battery - CR2032.
  14. Remove the TCM/TPM adapter. See Remove the TCM/TPM adapter (for Chinese Mainland only).
  15. Remove the system board. See Disassemble the system board for recycle
After you finish

After disassembling the compute node, recycle the unit in compliance with local regulations.