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Remove a flash power module

Follow the instructions in this section to remove a flash power module.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • 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.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top covers, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rails.


  1. Remove the front top cover. See Remove the front top cover.
  2. Disconnect the cable of the RAID flash power module from the extension cable.
    Figure 1. Disconnecting cable from flash power module
    Disconnecting cable from flash power module
  3. Remove the flash power module.
    Figure 2. Flash power module removal
    Flash power module removal
    1. Gently pivot the retaining clip as shown.
    2. Lift the flash power module up and remove it from the holder.

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit. See Install a flash power module.

  2. 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