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Oracle® Server X7-2L Service Manual

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Updated: October 2019

Remove the Motherboard Assembly

  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 into 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 of the chassis.

      See Take Antistatic Measures.

    4. Remove the server top cover.

      See Remove the Server Top Cover.

  2. If present, remove the Oracle Storage 12 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA, Internal card and its associated super capacitor.

    See Remove the Internal HBA Card and HBA Super Capacitor.

    Note -  After you remove the HBA super capacitor, remove the HBA super capacitor tray by squeezing the plastic hinges together and lifting the tray from the chassis.
  3. Remove the following reusable components:


    Caution  -  During the motherboard removal procedure, it is important to label power supplies with the slot numbers from which they were removed (PS0, PS1). This is required because the power supplies must be reinstalled into the slots from which they were removed; otherwise, the server key identity properties (KIP) data might be lost. When a server requires service, the KIP is used by Oracle to verify that the warranty on the server has not expired. For more information on KIP, see FRU Key Identity Properties (KIP) Automated Update.

  4. Disconnect the following cables from the motherboard:
    image:Figure showing cables being disconnected from the motherboard                             assembly.
  5. Using a Torx T25 screwdriver, loosen the two captive screws that secure the motherboard mid-wall to the chassis [1].
    image:Figure showing the motherboard assembly being removed from the                             server.
  6. With the server in the extended maintenance position, remove the motherboard from the server with all reusable components that populate the motherboard in place [2].
    1. Carefully slide the motherboard forward, and while holding the motherboard mid-wall, lift it out of the chassis.
    2. Place the motherboard assembly on an antistatic mat, and next to the replacement motherboard.
  7. Remove the following reusable components from the motherboard and install them onto the replacement motherboard.
    • DIMMs

      See Identify and Remove a DIMM and Install a DIMM.

      Note -  Install the DIMMs only in the slots (connectors) that correspond to the slots from which they were removed. Performing a one-to-one replacement of the DIMMs significantly reduces the possibility that the DIMMs will be installed in the wrong slots. If you do not reinstall the DIMMs in the same slots, server performance might suffer and some DIMMs might not be used by the server.
    • M.2 flash riser SSDs

      See Remove a Flash Riser Board and Install a Flash Riser Board.

      Note -  If your system is an Oracle Cloud At Customer (OCC) configuration, also remove and reinstall the OCC SATA data cable onto the replacement motherboard. When reinstalling the OCC SATA data cable, ensure that you match the labels on the SATA data cable (M.2 R0 and M.2 R1) with those of the flash riser boards.
    • USB flash drive

      See Remove an Internal USB Flash Drive and Install an Internal USB Flash Drive.

  8. Remove the processors from the failed motherboard.

    See Identify and Remove a Processor.

  9. Remove the processor socket covers from the replacement motherboard and install the processors.
    1. Grasp the processor socket cover finger grips (labeled REMOVE) and lift the socket cover up and off the processor socket.
      image:Figure showing how to remove the processor socket                                     cover.
    2. Install a processor into the socket from which you removed the processor socket cover.

      See Install a Processor.

    3. Repeat Step 9.a and Step 9.b to remove the second processor socket cover from the replacement motherboard and install the second processor.
  10. Install the processor socket covers on the faulty motherboard.


    Caution  -  The processor socket covers must be installed on the faulty motherboard; otherwise, damage might result to the processor sockets during handling and shipping.

    1. Align the processor socket cover over the processor socket alignment posts. Install the processor socket cover by firmly pressing down on all four corners (labeled INSTALL) on the socket cover.

      You will hear an audible click when the processor socket cover is securely attached to the processor socket.

      image:Figure showing how to install the processor socket                                     cover.
    2. Repeat Step 10.a to install the second processor socket cover on the faulty motherboard.
  11. Check to see if the replacement motherboard has a locate light pipe installed.
    • If it does, no action is necessary.

    • If it does not, perform the following steps.

    1. Check to see if the replacement motherboard came with a light pipe. It should be in a separate plastic bag.
      • If you find a replacement light pipe, skip to Step 11.b.

      • If you do not find a replacement light pipe, perform the following steps to remove the light pipe from the faulty motherboard.

      1. Insert a flat tool such as a screwdriver or penknife blade between the light pipe housing and the light pipe.


        Caution  -  Equipment damage. The light pipe is fragile. Handle it carefully.

        image:Picture showing the location of the light pipe, and                                             the motion to remove it.
      2. Twist the tool back and forth to release the light pipe from the housing.
      3. Pull the light pipe away from the housing.
    2. Install the light pipe on the replacement motherboard.
      1. Match the rectangular holes on the outside of the light pipe with the retaining clips on the housing.
        image:Picture showing light pipe being mounted on the                                             housing.
      2. Push the light pipe onto the housing until the clips latch in the holes.

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