Prepare the server for service.
Power off the server and disconnect the power cords from the power
See Powering Down the Server.
Extend the server to the maintenance position.
See Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position.
Attach an antistatic wrist strap to your wrist, and then to a
metal area on the chassis.
See Take Antistatic Measures.
Open the server fan door to gain access to the disk
See Open the Server Fan Door
Remove fan module FM0 (the left most fan viewing the server from
See Remove a Fan Module.
Remove the PCIe riser from slots 3 and 4.
For instructions, see Remove the PCIe Riser From PCIe Slots 3 and 4.
Remove the internal host bus adapter card from the riser.
Hold the riser in one hand and use your other hand to carefully
remove the card from slot 4 of the riser.
Disconnect the rear bracket attached to the PCIe card from the
rear of the PCIe riser.
Disconnect the SAS cables and the super capacitor cable from the internal
HBA card and place the card on an antistatic mat.
If you are replacing the internal HBA card, use a No. 2 Philips
screwdriver to remove the special fitted bracket from the HBA card.
You will need to install the special fitted bracket on the replacement HBA
card. Set aside the bracket until you are ready to install the replacement
Lift the super capacitor up to release the reclosable fasteners that
secure it to the server's chassis .
Disconnect the super capacitor cable from the super capacitor and place
the super capacitor on an antistatic mat .
Carefully slide the SAS cables and super capacitor cable through the
chassis mid-wall and remove the cables from the server.
For instructions, see Remove the Internal HBA SAS Cable Assembly.