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Remove the serial port module

Follow the instructions in this section to remove the serial port module.

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.

  • 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. Make preparation for the task.
    1. Remove the front top cover. See Remove the front top cover.
    2. Remove the rear top cover. See Remove the rear top cover.
    3. Remove the crossbar. See Remove the crossbar.
    4. Remove all the PCIe risers. See Remove the PCIe riser.
  2. Disconnect the serial port module from the system board assembly.
    Figure 1. Disconnecting serial port module

    Disconnecting serial port module
  3. Remove the serial port module.
    Figure 2. Removing serial port module

    Removing serial port module
    1. Remove the retention screws on the rear of the chassis.
    2. Push the serial port module out of the serial port hole and remove it from the chassis.
  4. If necessary, install the serial port filler.
    Figure 3. Installing serial port filler

    Installing serial port filler
    1. Align and install the serial port filler into the serial port hole from inside of the server chassis.
    2. Secure the serial port filler with the retention screws.

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit or filler. See Install the serial port 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