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Install a flash power module

Follow the instructions in this section to install 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, disconnect the power cords from the primary chassis, then disconnect the power cords from the secondary chassis. 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, remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rails.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new part to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server; then, take the new part out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Install the flash power module.
    Figure 1. Flash power module installation
    Flash power module installation
    1. Note the orientation of the flash power module; then, gently insert the flash power module into the retaining clip at one side as shown.
    2. Press the flash power module down on the other side until it snaps into place.
  3. Connect the cable of the RAID flash power module to the extension cable.
    Figure 2. Connecting cable to flash power module
    Connecting cable to flash power module
  4. Connect the flash power module to a RAID adapter with the extension cable.

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the front top cover. See Install the front top cover.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube