Note - This is a cold service procedure that must be performed by qualified service personnel. See Cold Service, Replaceable by Authorized Service Personnel for more information about this category of service procedures.
Caution - The server must be fully shut down and the power cords disconnected.
Caution - This procedure involves handling circuit boards that are extremely sensitive to static electricity. Ensure that you follow ESD preventative practices to avoid damaging the circuit boards.
Caution - Components inside the chassis might be hot. Use caution when servicing components inside the chassis.
Note - You must remove the hard drive cage in order to remove the disk backplane. See Remove the Hard Drive Cage.
See Cold Service, Replaceable by Customer for instructions.
See Remove the Top Cover.
Tip - Place the hard drive cage upright on its front face for easier access to the backplane screws.
Figure 52 Removing a Hard Drive Backplane
Tip - Make note of how the alignment clip is installed so you can position it properly when installing the backplane.