Replace the Real Time Clock (System) Battery
This is an internal component accessed from the rear of the server by removing
the SMOD. Perform this procedure to replace a failed system battery.
Before You Begin
For component serviceability, locations, and designations, see About System Components.
The system battery type: CR 2032
Prepare the server for cold service. See Prepare the Server for Cold Service.
Remove the SMOD. See Remove the SMOD.
Set the SMOD on a flat surface with the back side facing toward
The RTC battery is located on the SMOD motherboard.
To remove the battery, pull it up and out of its holder.
To orient the replacement battery, ensure that the positive (+) side of
the battery is facing the holder.
To install the battery, set it in the holder and push it inward.
The battery snaps into place.
Ensure that the battery is properly seated in its holder.
The battery must be square in the holder.
If necessary, once the server is operational, access the BIOS Setup
Utility to set the clock.