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Remove the power distribution board

Use this information to remove the power distribution board.

shock hazard
Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.

To avoid a shock hazard:

  • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet/source.
  • Connect any equipment that will be attached to this product to properly wired outlets/sources.
  • When possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
  • Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
  • The device 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.
Before removing the power distribution board:
  1. If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.

  2. Remove any locking device that secures the server cover, such as a Kensington lock or a pad lock.

  3. Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).

To remove the power distribution board, complete the following steps:

  1. Remove the hot-swap redundant power supply. See Remove a hot-swap power supply.
  2. Remove the power distribution board cover by removing the screw.
  3. Disconnect the power cables from the power distribution board.
  4. Pull the power distribution board outward to release it from the power supply cage; then, remove the power distribution board out of the chassis.
    Carefully handle the power distribution board by its edges.
    Figure 1. Power distribution board removal
    Power distribution board removal

After removing the power distribution board:

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.

Demo video

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