Removing and replacing components
There are four types of replaceable components.
- Consumables: Purchase and replacement of consumables (components, such as batteries and printer cartridges, that have depleting life) is your responsibility. If IBM acquires or installs a consumable component at your request, you will be charged for the service.
- Tier 1 customer replaceable unit (CRU): Replacement of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.
- Tier 2 customer replaceable unit: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service that is designated for your server.
- Field replaceable unit (FRU): FRUs must be installed only by trained service technicians.
See Parts listing, Lenovo System x3550 M3 Type 4254 and 7944 to determine whether a component is a Tier 1 CRU, Tier 2 CRU, or FRU.
For information about the terms of the warranty, see the Warranty Information document that comes with the server.
For more information about getting service and assistance, see Getting help and technical assistance.