Installing the battery

Use this information to install a battery on the system board in the blade server.

The following notes describe information that you must consider when you are replacing the battery in the blade server.
  • You must replace the battery with a lithium battery of the same type from the same manufacturer.
  • To order replacement batteries, call 1-800-426-7378 within the United States, and 1-800-465-7999 or 1-800-465-6666 within Canada. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call your IBM® marketing representative or authorized reseller.
  • After you replace the battery, you must reconfigure the blade server and reset the system date and time.
  • To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.

Statement 2

Graphic illustrating safety statement 2

When replacing the lithium battery, use only IBM Part Number 33F8354 or an equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.
Do not:
  • Throw or immerse into water
  • Heat to more than 100° C (212° F)
  • Repair or disassemble

Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

  1. The following illustration shows how to install the battery in the system board.
  2. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.

To install the battery, complete the following steps:

  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server is installed in a BladeCenter® unit, remove it (see Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter unit for instructions).
  3. Remove the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  4. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an optional expansion unit for instructions).
  5. Follow any special handling and installation instructions that come with the battery.
  6. Locate the battery connector on the system board (see Blade server connectors).
  7. Orient the battery so that the positive (+) side faces in towards the center of the blade server.
  8. Tilt the battery so that you can insert it into the bottom of the socket.
  9. As you slide the battery into place, press the top of the battery into the socket.
    Graphic illustrating installing the battery
  10. If you removed a rubber cover from the battery holder, use your fingers to install the battery cover on top of the battery connector.
  11. Install the optional expansion unit, if you removed one from the blade server to replace the battery (see Installing an optional expansion unit for instructions).
  12. Install the cover onto the blade server (see Closing the blade server cover).
  13. Install the blade server into the BladeCenter unit (see Installing the blade server in a BladeCenter unit).
  14. Turn on the blade server, start the Setup utility, and reset the configuration (see Using the Setup utility for instructions).