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Install a flash power module

Follow the instructions in this section to install 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 and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

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

  • 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.

Locate the flash power module slots on the air baffle.

Figure 1. Location of the flash power module slots
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. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Installed the air baffle. See Install an air baffle.
  2. Route the flash power module cable and connect it to the RAID adapter.
    Figure 2. Flash power module cable routing
    Flash power module cable routing
  3. Install the flash power module.
    1. Note the orientation of the flash power module; then, gently insert one side of the flash power module into the retaining clip as shown.
    2. Press the flash power module down on the other side until it snaps into place.
      Figure 3. Installation of a flash power module
      Flash power module installation

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the server cover. See Install a server cover.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.