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Install the power distribution board

Use this information to install the power distribution board.

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 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.


  1. Install the power distribution board.
    Figure 1. Power distribution board installation
    Power distribution board installation
    1. Carefully hold the power distribution board by its edges and position it to the chassis. Ensure that the tabs on the chassis are inserted into the corresponding holes in the power distribution board; then, slide the power distribution board towards the front of the server.
    2. Install the three screws to secure the power distribution board to the chassis.
  2. Connect the cables to the PDB signal connector and Main power connector on the power distribution board. See Power distribution board connectors.

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the power distribution board cover. See Install the power distribution board cover.

  2. Reinstall the system board. See Install the system board.

  3. Connect the cables from the power distribution board to the system board. See Power distribution board cable routing.

  4. Reinstall the fan cage. See Install the fan cage assembly.

  5. Reinstall all the fans. See Install a hot-swap fan.

  6. Reinstall all the full-length GPU adapters. See Install a full-length GPU adapter.

  7. Reinstall all the PCIe adapters. See Install a PCIe adapter.

  8. Reinstall the air baffle. See Install the air baffle.

  9. Reinstall all the flash power modules. See Install a flash power module.

  10. Reinstall the server cover. See Install the server cover.

  11. Reinstall the hot-swap redundant power supply. See Install the hot-swap power supply.

  12. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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