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Remove the intrusion switch

Follow instructions in this section to remove the intrusion switch.

About this task

  • Go over Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

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

  • 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.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).
    2. Remove the PCIe bracket cage from Zone 2 next to the power supplies (see Remove a 4U PCIe riser cage).
  2. Disconnect the cable from the system board.
  3. Grasp the switch, and pull to remove it from the seat.
    Figure 1. Removing the intrusion switch

After this task is completed

  • Install a replacement unit (see Install the intrusion switch).

  • 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.