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Remove a storage interposer (upper tray)

The upper storage interposer is in the upper compute tray or optional storage tray that is accessed from the front of the server. After removing the upper tray and fan cage, disconnect the RAID card from the storage interposer and lift it out of the way; then, remove the screw securing the storage interposer and remove the storage interposer from the tray.

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.
Make sure that all server power cords are disconnected from their power sources before performing this procedure.
Before you remove an upper storage interposer:
  1. Remove the front cover. See Remove the front cover.

  2. Remove the upper compute tray or storage tray. See Remove a compute tray or Remove a storage tray.

  3. If you removed a compute tray and it has one or more compute system boards installed or a system board filler, remove the system boards or system board filler. See Remove a system board.

  4. Turn the tray upside down and remove the upper fan cage. See Remove a fan cage (upper tray).

Complete the following steps to remove an upper storage interposer.

Figure 1. Upper storage interposer removal
Upper storage interposer removal

  1. Disconnect all power and data cables from the storage interposer.
  2. Slide the RAID card forward to disconnect the RAID card from the storage interposer; then, rotate the RAID card upward. (Leave the three cables connected to the RAID card.)
  3. Remove the screw securing the storage interposer in place.
  4. Slide the storage interposer to the left and remove it from the tray.

If you are instructed to return the storage interposer, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

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