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Remove the MicroSD card

Follow the instructions in this section to remove the MicroSD card.

About this task

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

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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 system.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rack.
    2. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
    3. If your server comes with a rear drive assembly, remove it first. See Remove the 2.5-inch rear drive assembly.
    4. If your server comes with a 7mm rear drive assembly, remove it first. See Remove the 7mm rear drive assembly.
    5. Record where the cables are connected to the system board assembly; then, disconnect all the cables.
      Disengage all latches, cable clips, release tabs, or locks on cable connectors beforehand. Failing to release them before removing the cables will damage the cable connectors on the system board assembly. Any damage to the cable connectors may require replacing the system board assembly.
  2. Remove the MicroSD card.
    Figure 1. Removing MicroSD card

    Removing MicroSD card
    1. Slide the socket lid to the open position.
    2. Lift open the socket lid.
    3. Remove the MicroSD card from the socket.
    • If replacing with a new MicroSD card, the firmware historical data and user data stored in the defective MicroSD card would be lost. After a new MicroSD card is installed, subsequent firmware update history will be saved to the new card.

    • To update firmware, refer to Updating Server Firmware section in Lenovo XClarity Controller 2.

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit. See Install the MicroSD card.

  2. If you are instructed to return the old RAID flash power module, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube