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Remove the M.2 backplane

Use this information to remove the M.2 backplane.

Before you remove the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. If the compute node is installed in a chassis, remove it (see Remove a compute node for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the right side facing you.
  4. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To remove the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. M.2 backplane removal
Graphic illustrating removal of the M.2 backplane from system board.

Remove the M.2 backplane from the system board by pulling up on both ends of the backplane at the same time.
Pull the M.2 backplane straight up when removing it from the system board.
To remove an M.2 drive from the M.2 backplane, see Remove an M.2 drive for instructions.

If you are instructed to return the M.2 backplane, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube