Replace the SAS Cable
This is an internal component that is accessible from the rear of the
server by removing the SMOD. Perform this procedure to replace the SAS
cables on the SMOD.
Before You Begin
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 front side facing toward
Close the SMOD handles.
Rotate the SMOD 180 degrees so the back (connector) side is facing
Turn the SMOD upside down and locate the HBA.
The connector (back) side of the SMOD should still be facing you.
The HBA card is located inside the SMOD and is accessible through the
an upward-facing opening on the right side.
Remove the HBA card and disconnect the SAS cables. See Remove the HBA Card.
Disconnect the SAS cables from the drive backplane.
Carefully route and remove the SAS cables from the SMOD.
Connect the replacement cables to the drive backplane.
Route the replacement SAS cables from the backplane to the SMOD
Ensure that the connectors are routed under the support
Install the HBA card. See Install the HBA Card.