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Disassemble the system board for recycle

Follow the instructions in this section to disassemble the system board before recycling.

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.

  • Make sure you have T8 Torx, T10 Torx, Phillips #1, and hex socket drivers available.


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


  1. Disassemble the compute node. See Disassemble the compute node for chassis recycle.
  2. Remove the screws from the bottom side of the chassis.
    1. Carefully place the compute node on its side, making sure the protruding part of the handle is at the top so that the compute node is stable.
      Figure 1. Compute node positioning direction
      Compute node positioning direction
    2. Using a T10 Torx screwdriver and a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the screws from the bottom side of the chassis. Remove the I/O expansion adapter retention clips away from the system board.
      Figure 2. Screws removal from bottom side of the chassis
      Screws removal from bottom side of the chassis
  3. Remove the chassis bulkhead. See Remove the bulkhead.
  4. Remove the front panel.
    1. Pull out the Lenovo XClarity Controller tag.
    2. Using the T8 Torx screwdriver, remove the eight screws securing the front panel.
    3. Using a hex socket driver, remove the fasteners securing the KVM connector on the front of the compute node.
      Figure 3. Unfastening front panel screws
      Unfastening front panel screws
    4. Carefully place the compute node to the bottom-side-down orientation, remove the front panel from the compute node.
      Figure 4. Removing the front panel
      Removing the front panel
  5. Remove the storage cage. See Remove the storage cage.
  6. Remove the four screws securing the system board to the chassis; then, lift the system board out of the chassis.
    Figure 5. Removing the system board
    Removing the system board
After you finish

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