Removing the battery

Use this information to remove the battery from the blade server.

To remove the battery, 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 installing the removing the battery 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. Locate the battery on the system board.
  9. Use your fingers to lift the battery cover from the battery connector.
  10. Release the battery by using your finger to press the top of the battery towards the middle of the blade server and out of the battery connector.

    Graphic illustrating pressing on the battery clip
  11. Use your thumb and index finger to lift the battery from the socket.
  12. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.