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Oracle® Server X6-2 Service Manual

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Updated: January 2021

Remove the Disk Backplane

Caution  -  The disk backplane should be removed only by authorized Oracle Services personnel.

  1. Prepare the server for service.
    1. Power off the server and disconnect the power cords from the power supplies.

      See Powering Down the Server.

    2. Extend the server to the maintenance position.

      See Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position.

    3. Attach an antistatic wrist strap to your wrist, and then to a metal area on the chassis.

      See Take Antistatic Measures.

    4. Open the server fan door to gain access to the disk backplanes.

      See Open the Server Fan Door

    5. Remove all four fan modules.

      See Remove a Fan Module.

  2. Pull all storage drives out far enough to disengage them from the disk backplane.

    See Remove a HDD or SSD Storage Drive.

    Note -  It is not necessary to completely remove the storage drives from the server; simply pull them out far enough to disengage them from the disk backplane. If you do remove the storage drives from the server, record their locations so that you can reinstall them in the same locations.
  3. Remove six Philips screws from the disk cage cover and slide toward the front of the server and lift up to remove it [frame 1].
    image:Figure showing how to remove the storage drive backplane from                                 the server.
  4. Disconnect the SAS cables and the switch card cables (if present) from the disk backplane [2].
  5. If the server has a DVD drive, do the following; otherwise proceed to the next step.
    1. Disconnect the DVD drive signal cable from the DVD drive and the DVD power cable from the disk backplane [3].
    2. Remove the DVD drive.

      See Remove the DVD Drive

  6. Disconnect the disk backplane auxiliary signal cable from the disk backplane [4].
  7. Disconnect the disk backplane power cable from the disk backplane [5].
  8. Loosen the captive screw that secures the disk backplane to the chassis [6.1].
  9. Lift the metal spring retainer on the right side of the disk backplane, lift the disk backplane up and tilt it toward the rear of the server to free it from the holding brackets, and lift it out of the server [6.2].
  10. Place the disk backplane on an antistatic mat.

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