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Remove the M.2 backplane

Use this procedure to remove the M.2 backplane.

Before removing the M.2 backplane:

  1. Read the safety information and installation guidelines (see Safety and Installation Guidelines).

  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. 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.

  4. Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).

  5. Disconnect the USB 3.0 cable of operator panel tray assembly, and remove it vertically from the system board.
    Figure 1. Removing USB 3.0 connector vertically

  6. Remove PCIe riser-card if necessary (see Remove the PCIe riser-card assembly).

  7. Remove LOM adapter if necessary (see Remove the LOM adapter).

To remove the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:

Remove the M.2 backplane from the system board by pulling up on both ends of the backplane at the same time.
Pull the M.2 backplane straight up when removing it from the system board.
Figure 2. M.2 backplane removal

To remove an M.2 drive from the M.2 backplane, see Remove an M.2 drive from the M.2 backplane.

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.