Perform Electrostatic Discharge – Antistatic Prevention Measures
- Prepare an antistatic surface to set parts on during the removal, installation, or replacement
Place ESD-sensitive components such as the printed circuit boards on an antistatic mat.
The following items can be used as an antistatic mat:
- Antistatic bag used to wrap a replacement part
- ESD mat
- A disposable ESD mat (shipped with some replacement parts or optional system components)
- Attach an antistatic wrist strap.
When servicing or removing server components, attach an antistatic strap to your wrist
and then to a metal area on the chassis.