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Oracle® Server X5-4 Service Manual

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Updated: December 2015

Performing Electrostatic Discharge and Static Prevention Measures

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive devices, such as the PCIe cards, hard drives, CPUs, and memory cards, require special handling.

Using an Anti-static Wrist Strap

Wear an anti-static wrist strap when handling components such as disk drive assemblies, circuit boards, or PCIe cards. When servicing or removing server components, attach an anti-static strap to your wrist and then to a metal area on the server chassis. Following this practice equalizes the electrical potentials between you and the server.

Note -  An anti-static wrist strap is not shipped with the servers. However, anti-static wrist straps are included with customer-replaceable units (CRUs), field-replaceable units (FRUs), and optional components.
image:An illustration showing how to wear anti static wrist strap.

Using an Anti-Static Mat

In addition to wearing an anti-static wrist strap when handling components, create an ESD-free work place by using an anti-static mat as a work surface and as a place to set ESD-sensitive components such as printed circuit boards, DIMMs, and CPUs. You can use the following items as anti-static mats:

  • Anti-static bag used to wrap a replacement part

  • ESD mat (orderable from Oracle)

  • A disposable ESD mat (shipped with some optional system components)