Removing a DIMM - BladeCenter HX5

Use this information to remove a dual inline memory module (DIMM) from the blade server.

The following illustration shows how to remove a DIMM from the blade server.

Graphic illustrating the removal of DIMMs in the blade server

To remove a DIMM, complete the following steps:

  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server or scalable blade complex is installed in a BladeCenter chassis, remove it. See Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter chassis for instructions.
  3. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
  4. If you are removing the DIMM from a blade server that is the bottom blade server in a scalable blade complex, disassemble the blade complex (see Disassembling a scalable blade complex for instructions).
  5. If an IBM MAX5 expansion blade is installed, remove it (see Removing an IBM MAX5 expansion blade for instructions).
  6. Open the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  7. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove the expansion unit (see Removing an expansion unit for instructions).
    Note: Optional expansion units are not supported when a IBM MAX5 expansion blade is installed.
  8. Locate the DIMM connectors (see Blade server connectors - BladeCenter HX5). Determine which DIMM you want to remove from the blade server.
    Attention: To avoid breaking the retaining clips or damaging the DIMM connectors, handle the clips gently.
  9. Make sure that both retaining clips on the DIMM connector from which you are removing the DIMM are in the open position.
  10. Using your fingers, pull the DIMM out of the connector.
  11. If you are instructed to return the DIMM, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.