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Remove a flash power module

Use this information to remove a flash power module.

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.

  • 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.

Locate the flash power module slot on the air baffle.

Figure 1. Flash power module slot location
Flash power module location
Table 1. Flash power module slot location on air baffle
1 Flash power module slot 13 Flash power module slot 3
2 Flash power module slot 24 Flash power module slot 4


  1. Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.
  2. Disconnect the cable of the flash power module from the RAID adapter.
  3. Remove the flash power module.
    Figure 2. Flash power module removal
    Flash power module removal
    1. Gently pivot the retaining clip as shown.
    2. Lift the flash power module up and remove it from the holder.

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

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