Remove an 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
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 internal interconnect assembly at the front of the server.
See CMIOU Chassis Front Components.
(Important) Label the internal interconnect assembly slots and
If you are removing one or more internal interconnect assemblies and will
return them to the server (for example, because you are removing them to gain
access to other components), you must return them to their original locations in
the server. Take care to properly label each slot and assembly to ensure that it
is properly reinstalled.
From the rear of the server, remove the SPs and unseat the SP tray from the
Servicing SPs and Servicing SP Trays.
Unseat all CMIOUs from the impacted chassis.
See Servicing CMIOUs.
From the front of the server, remove the internal interconnect
Loosen the captive screws on the assembly.
When the spring-loaded screw springs out, press on the upper screw to
unlatch the assembly from the chassis.
Grasp the assembly and slide it out of the chassis using either the
screws or center finger holds.
Install the new internal interconnect assembly.
See Install an Internal Interconnect Assembly.