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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 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 system.


  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
    2. If your server comes with riser assemblies, remove them first, see Remove a PCIe adapter.
    3. If your server comes with a rear drive assembly, remove it first. See Remove the rear 2.5'' 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 OPEN position.
    2. Lift open the socket lid.
    3. Remove the MicroSD card from the socket.

    After the MicroSD card is removed, the historical data of the firmware and user data uploaded through Remote Disc On Card (RDOC) will be lost, and the firmware rollback function and extended RDOC space will not be supported. To enable the two features, it will need to install a new MicroSD card.

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