Remove an External 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 external interconnect assembly at the front of the server.
See CMIOU Chassis Front Components and Switch Chassis Front Components (SPARC M7-16).
(Important) Label the external interconnect assembly slots and
If you are removing one or more external 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 or SPPs, and unseat the SP tray
from the impacted chassis.
Servicing SPs and Servicing SP Trays.
Unseat all CMIOUs and switch units from the impacted chassis.
See Servicing CMIOUs and Servicing Switch Units.
Use a T20 driver to remove the four screws that secure the interconnect cable
cover to the chassis, and remove the cover.
From the front of the server, remove the external interconnect
The small connector pins on the back of the assembly are susceptible to
damage. Remove the assembly slowly to avoid bending or otherwise damaging
them. In addition, take care to avoid flexing or twisting these
Loosen the captive screws on the assembly.
When the spring-loaded screw springs out, press on the upper screw at
each end of the external interconnect to unlatch the assembly from the
Grasp the assembly and slide it out of the chassis using either the
screw or center finger holds.
Install the new external interconnect assembly.
See Install an External Interconnect Assembly.