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Replacing the system battery

Use this information to replace the system battery.

The following notes describe information that you must consider when replacing the battery.
  • IBM has designed this product with your safety in mind. The lithium battery must be handled correctly to avoid possible danger. If you replace the battery, you must adhere to the following instructions.
    In the U. S., call 1-800-IBM-4333 for information about battery disposal.
  • If you replace the original lithium battery with a heavy-metal battery or a battery with heavy-metal components, be aware of the following environmental consideration. Batteries and accumulators that contain heavy metals must not be disposed of with normal domestic waste. They will be taken back free of charge by the manufacturer, distributor, or representative, to be recycled or disposed of in a proper manner.
  • To order replacement batteries, call 1-800-IBM-SERV within the United States, and 1-800-465-7999 or 1-800-465-6666 within Canada. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call your support center or business partner.
    After you replace the battery, you must reconfigure the server and reset the system date and time.
    Statement 2


    When replacing the lithium battery, use only IBM Part Number 33F8354 or an equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.

    Do not:
    • Throw or immerse into water
    • Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
    • Repair or disassemble

    Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To replace the battery, complete the following steps.

  1. Follow any special handling and installation instructions that come with the replacement battery.
  2. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  3. If necessary, lift the air baffle out of the way (see Removing the air baffle).
  4. Insert the new battery:
    1. Position the battery so that the positive (+) symbol is facing towards the power supply.
    2. Tilt the battery so that you can insert it into the socket on the side opposite the battery clip.
    3. Press the battery down into the socket until it snaps into place.
      Figure 1. System battery installation
      System battery installation
    4. If you removed a rubber cover from the battery holder, use your fingers to install the battery cover on top of the battery connector.
  5. Reinstall the air baffle (see Replacing the air baffle).
  6. Reinstall the cover (see Replacing the cover).
  7. Slide the server into the rack.
  8. Reconnect the external cables and power cords; then, turn on the attached devices and turn on the server.
  9. Start the Setup utility and reset the configuration:
    1. Set the system date and time.
    2. Set the power-on password.
    3. Reconfigure the server.