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Safety Information

This chapter provides important safety information for servicing the server.

The following topics are covered:

1.1 Safety Information

This section describes safety information you need to know prior to removing or installing parts in the server.

For your protection, observe the following safety precautions when setting up your equipment:

1.2 Safety Symbols

The following symbols might appear in this document. Note their meanings:

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Caution - There is a risk of personal injury and equipment damage. To avoid personal injury and equipment damage, follow the instructions.

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Caution - Hot surface. Avoid contact. Surfaces are hot and might cause personal injury if touched.

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Caution - Hazardous voltages are present. To reduce the risk of electric shock and danger to personal health, follow the instructions.

1.3 Electrostatic Discharge Safety

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive devices, such as the motherboard, PCI cards, hard drives, and memory cards require special handling.

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Caution - The boards and hard drives contain electronic components that are extremely sensitive to static electricity. Ordinary amounts of static electricity from clothing or the work environment can destroy components. Do not touch the components along their connector edges.

1.3.1 Using an Antistatic Wrist Strap

Wear an antistatic wrist strap and use an antistatic mat when handling components such as drive assemblies, boards, or cards. When servicing or removing server components, attach an antistatic strap to your wrist and then to a metal area on the chassis. Do this after you disconnect the power cords from the server. Following this practice equalizes the electrical potentials between you and the server.

1.3.2 Using an Antistatic Mat

Place ESD-sensitive components such as the motherboard, memory, and other PCB cards on an antistatic mat.