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Remove a RAID flash power module from the chassis

Use this information to remove a RAID flash power module (supercap) from the chassis.

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.

  • Before you remove any component of a RAID array (drive, RAID card, etc.), back up all RAID configuration information.


  1. Make preparation for the 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. Disconnect the cable of the RAID flash power module.
  2. Remove the RAID flash power module.
    Figure 1. RAID flash power module removal
    Remove a RAID flash power module from the supercap box
    1. Open the retention clip on the supercap holder.
    2. Take the RAID flash power module out of the holder.
  3. Remove the supercap holder as shown if necessary.
    Figure 2. Supercap holder removal
    Remove the supercap holder from the chassis
    1. Lift the latch.
    2. Slide the supercap holder in the shown direction and lift it out of the chassis.

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.