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.
See Remove a Fan Module.
See Remove the Fan Tray.
See Remove a PCIe Card.
SAS storage drive cables (if present)
NVMe cables (if present)
See Remove NVMe Cables.
Front LED indicator module ribbon cable
Disk backplane auxiliary signal cable
Disk backplane power cable
SER MGT RJ-45 serial cable
Disconnect and remove the SER MGT RJ-45 cable between the motherboard and back panel.
M.2 flash riser SSDs
USB flash drive
See Install a Processor.
Caution - The processor socket covers must be installed on the faulty motherboard; otherwise, damage might result to the processor sockets during handling and shipping.
You will hear an audible click when the processor socket cover is securely attached to the processor socket.
If it does, no action is necessary.
If it does not, perform the following steps.
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.
Caution - Equipment damage. The light pipe is fragile. Handle it carefully.