Remove an SP Internal Interconnect Assembly
This procedure can be performed only by qualified service personnel. Remove AC
power using the circuit breakers on the appropriate PDU before performing this
The replacement procedures are the same whether you are replacing an SP internal
interconnect assembly in the CMIOU chassis or in the switch chassis.
Determine which interconnect requires service.
See Identify Faulted Components.
Take the necessary ESD precautions.
See Prevent ESD Damage.
Power off the server and switch off the appropriate PDU circuit
See Removing Power From the Server or Domain.
Locate the SP internal interconnect assembly at the front of the
See CMIOU Chassis Front Components and Switch Chassis Front Components (SPARC M7-16).
Gain access to the SP internal interconnect assembly:
From the rear of the server, remove the SPs and the SP tray from the
See Servicing SPs and Servicing SP Trays.
Unseat all CMIOUs or switch units from the impacted chassis.
See Servicing CMIOUsor Servicing Switch Units.
Remove all interconnect assemblies that are installed adjacent to the
SP internal interconnect assembly you are removing.
See Servicing Internal Interconnect Assemblies (SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8) or Servicing External Interconnect Assemblies
From the front of the server, remove the SP internal interconnect
Loosen the captive screws on the SP internal interconnect assembly to
free it from the chassis.
Use a T20 driver to remove the two screws that are located inside the
square holes on the white, horizontal strip that extends to the left of
the SP internal interconnect assembly.
If you are using a screwdriver that has interchangeable bits, the bit
needs to be 2 inches long because the socket on the driver does not fit
through the square holes.
Carefully slide the SP internal interconnect assembly out of the
Install the new SP internal interconnect assembly.
See Install an SP Internal Interconnect Assembly.