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Remove a RAID card (lower tray)

The lower RAID card is in the lower compute tray that is accessed from the front of the server. After removing the lower compute tray and fan cage, disconnect the RAID card from the storage interposer; then, disconnect the three cables from the RAID card and remove it from the compute 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 lower RAID card:
  1. Remove the front cover. See Remove the front cover.

  2. Remove the lower compute tray or extract it to the maintenance position. See Remove a compute tray.

  3. Remove the lower fan cage. See Remove a fan cage (lower tray).

Complete the following steps to remove a lower RAID card.

Figure 1. Lower RAID card removal
Lower RAID card removal

  1. Disconnect the RAID card from the storage interposer.
  2. Rotate the RAID card upward and disconnect the three cables.
  3. Remove the RAID card from the compute tray.

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube