Removing an SSD expansion card

Use this information to remove an SSD expansion card.

To remove an SSD expansion card, 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 SSD expansion card 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 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.
  6. If an IBM MAX5 expansion blade is installed, remove it (see Removing an IBM MAX5 expansion blade for instructions).
  7. Open the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  8. If a CFFh expansion card is installed, remove it (see Removing a CFFh expansion card for instructions).
  9. Locate the blue expansion card lever on the SSD expansion card and lift the lever to release the SSD expansion card from the blade expansion connector on the system board.
  10. Rotate the SSD expansion card up and lift it away from the expansion-card standoffs.

    Graphic showing the removal of the SSD expansion card from the BladeCenter HX5.
  11. If you are instructed to return the SSD expansion card, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.