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Remove an intrusion switch

Use this information to remove an intrusion switch.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding systems.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Remove the system fan 4.

  3. Remove the intrusion switch.

    1. Disconnect the cable of the intrusion switch from the processor board. For the location of the intrusion switch connector and cable routing information, refer to System-board-assembly connectors and Intrusion switch. Route the cable out of the cable clip.
    2. Insert the tip of a slotted screwdriver into the gap between the cage and switch and push outwards.
    3. Slide the intrusion switch as shown to remove it.
  4. Re-install the system fan 4.

    1. Align the four corners of the fan to fan module socket and put it down.
    2. Press the fan latch down to ensure that it is plugged in the connector.

After you finish

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

Watch the procedure on YouTube