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Disassemble the server for chassis recycle

Follow the instructions in this section to disassemble the server before recycling the chassis.

About this task

  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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 in a rack, remove it from the rack.

  • If foot stands are installed on the server, rotate them inwards and lay the server on its side for easier operation.

  1. Remove the hot-swap redundant power supply. See Remove a hot-swap power supply.
  2. Remove all the installed drives and fillers. See Remove a hot-swap drive or Remove a simple-swap drive.
  3. Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.
  4. Remove the security door. See Remove the security door.
  5. Remove the front bezel. See Remove the front bezel.
  6. Remove the front panel board assembly. See Remove the front panel board assembly.
  7. Remove the optical drives. See Remove the 5.25-inch drive bay adapter assembly or Remove an optical drive or a tape drive.
  8. Remove the expansion drive cage. Remove the expansion drive cage.
  9. Remove the optical drive cage. See Remove the optical drive cage.
  10. Remove the T4 fillers. See Remove a T4 filler.
  11. Remove all the flash power modules. See Remove a flash power module.
  12. Remove the GPU filler. See Remove a GPU filler.
  13. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.
  14. Remove the NVLink bridges. See Remove an NVLink bridge.
  15. Remove all the full-length GPU adapters. See Remove a full-length GPU adapter.
  16. Remove all the PCIe adapters. See Remove a PCIe adapter.
  17. Remove the PCIe adapter holders. See Remove a PCIe adapter holder.
  18. Remove the A2/L4 GPU air ducts. See Remove an A2/L4 GPU air duct.
  19. Remove all the fans. See Remove a hot-swap fan.
  20. Remove the fan cage. See Remove the fan cage assembly.
  21. Remove the backplanes or backplates. See Remove a 2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane, Remove a 3.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane, or Remove a 3.5-inch simple-swap drive backplate.
  22. Remove all the M.2 drives from the M.2 boot adapter. See Remove an M.2 drive
  23. Remove the M.2 boot adapter. See Remove the M.2 boot adapter.
  24. Remove the internal CFF adapter. See Remove the internal CFF adapter.
  25. Remove the intrusion switch. See Remove the intrusion switch.
  26. Remove the CMOS battery (CR2032). See Remove the CMOS battery (CR2032).
  27. Remove all the memory modules. See Remove a memory module.
  28. Remove all the PHMs. See Remove a processor and heat sink.
  29. Remove the system board. See Remove the system board.
  30. Remove the power distribution board. See Remove the power distribution board.
  31. Remove the foot stands. See Remove the foot stands.
  32. Remove the EIA brackets. See Remove the EIA brackets.

After disassembling the server, recycle the unit in compliance with local regulations.