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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Service Manual

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Updated: September 2017

Remove a Front Indicator Panel

This procedure can be performed only by qualified service personnel.


Caution  -  Remove AC power using the circuit breakers on the appropriate PDU before performing this procedure.


Caution  -  This procedure requires that you handle components that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. This discharge can cause server components to fail. When you unpack the replacement part, open the package on a grounded antistatic mat. Always use an antistatic wrist strap for hardware replacements.

  1. Determine if a front indicator panel requires service.

    See Identify Faulted Components.

  2. Take the necessary ESD precautions.

    See Prevent ESD Damage.

  3. Shut down the server and switch off the appropriate PDU circuit breakers.

    See Removing Power From the Server or Domain.

  4. Locate the indicator panel at the front of the server.

    See CMIOU Chassis Front Components or Switch Chassis Front Components (SPARC M7-16).

  5. Remove the Torx screws and loosen the captive screws to remove the faceplate.
    image:Illustration that shows the location of the Torx screws for the                             indicator panel faceplate.
  6. With the faceplate removed, remove the No. 1 Phillips screws to free the indicator panel from the chassis.
    image:Illustration that shows how to free the indicator panel from the                             chassis.
  7. Disconnect the small cable from the panel and remove the panel completely from the server.
    image:Illustration that shows how to remove an indicator panel from the                             server.

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