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Install the PIB

Follow the instructions in this section to install the PIB.

About this task


This task must be operated by trained technicians that are certified by Lenovo Service. Do no attempt to remove or install it without proper training and qualification.

  • 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.


Figure 1. PIB installation
PIB installation

  1. Align the PIB with the connector on the processor board, and use both hands to push the PIB and slightly insert it into the connector.
  2. Install the two screws to secure the PIB.

After you finish

  1. Install the system board assembly into the chassis. See Install the system I/O board or processor board.

  2. Install the middle drive cage if you have removed it. See Middle drive cage and drive backplane replacement.

  3. Install the air baffle. See Install the air baffle.

  4. Push the power supplies into the bays until they click into place.

  5. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube