Remove the Motherboard
Removing the motherboard is a cold-service operation. You must power off the server
before you remove the motherboard.
- Consider your first step:
If you have not prepared for service, do so now. See Preparing for Service.
If you are removing the motherboard as part of another component's removal or installation procedure, go to Step 2.
- Remove all fans.
See Remove a Fan Module.
- Remove the hard drive fan.
See Remove the Hard Drive Fan.
- Remove the DVD tray.
See Remove the DVD Tray.
- Remove the signal interface board.
See Remove the Signal Interface Board.
- Remove the PCIe2 mezzanine board.
See Remove the PCIe2 Mezzanine Board.
- Remove the PCIe2 riser cards.
See Remove a PCIe2 Riser Card.
- Remove all cables from the motherboard.
- Remove the DIMMs.
See Remove a DIMM.
- Remove the SP.
See Remove the SP.
- Remove the ID PROM.
See Remove the ID PROM.
- Remove the 15 screws and 2 standoffs securing the motherboard to the chassis.
- Lift the front edge of the motherboard up and off of the standoffs
- Lift the entire motherboard out of the chassis and set the motherboard aside
- Consider your next steps:
If you removed the motherboard as part of a replacement operation, install a new motherboard. See Install the Motherboard.
If you removed the motherboard as part of another component's removal or installation procedure, return to that procedure. See Component Service Task Reference for assistance.