Removing a USB Flash key

Use this information to remove a USB Flash key from the blade server.

The following illustration shows the removal of a USB Flash key from the blade server.

Graphic illustrating the removal of a USB Flash key

To remove the USB Flash key, 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).
  3. Remove the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover).
  4. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an optional expansion unit).
  5. If an optional CIOv expansion card is installed, remove the CIOv expansion card (see Removing a CIOv-form-factor expansion card).
  6. Locate the USB Flash key on the system board (see Blade server connectors).
  7. Using your fingers, push the USB Flash key out of the connector. It is recommended to use your finger to push the shoulder of the USB Flash key away from the connector.
  8. If you are instructed to return the USB Flash key, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.