Dell PowerEdge 2900 Motherboard
Removing the Dell PowerEdge 2900 Motherboard
- Remove the front bezel. if attached.
- Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
- Detach all cables from the front and rear of the system
- If the system is a tower system, place it on its side on top of a work surface.
- Open the system.
- Disconnect any cables attached to expansion cards in the expansion-bay bracket.
- Remove all of the cooling fans.
- Remove the center and rear fan brackets.
- Remove the memory cooling shroud.
- Remove all expansion cards from the expansion bay.
- Disconnect the SAS controller daughter card from the system board socket connector:
a. Push outward on the plastic guide rails and gently pull up on the card edges until the card-edge connector clears the socket.
b. Leave the SAS controller daughter card in the expansion-bay bracket.
- If a RAC card is present in the system, disconnect the RAC cables from the system board. Leave the RAC card attached to the expansion-bay bracket. Squeeze the metal tabs on the ends of the RAC cable connector and gently work the connector out of the socket.
- Remove the expansion-bay bracket:
a. Pull inward on the latch on the left side of the bracket along the system chassis wall.
b. Pull the bracket slightly forward to free the bracket from the chassis tabs and lift the bracket up and out of the chassis.
- Remove the TOE key, if present.
- Disconnect all cables from the connectors on the front edge of the system board.
- Remove the memory modules.
- Remove the CPU processor(s).
- To remove the system board:
a. Lift up the blue retention pin and slide the system board toward the front of the system to disengage the board from the hooks on the chassis.
b. Lift the system board out of the system chassis.
Installing Dell PowerEdge 2900 Motherboard
- Unpack the new system board.
- Install the system board.
a. Hold the system board by its front edge and the memory module socket ejectors.
b. Carefully lower the system board into the chassis with the DIMM-socket side of the board tilted down slightly to allow room for the board to clear the chassis wall slides. Ensure that the I/O connectors on the back edge of the board fit underneath the ledge on the inside of the chassis back panel. When the board is properly positioned, the tabs on the chassis will fit through the corresponding slots in the system board.
c. Slide the system board tray toward the back of the chassis until the retention pin snaps into place.
- Reinstall the CPU processor(s).
- Reinstall the memory modules.
- Reconnect all cables to the connectors on the front edge of the system board.
- Reinstall the TOE key, if applicable.
- Reinstall the expansion-bay bracket:
a. Align the expansion-bay bracket with the tabs on the system board and the chassis wall and then carefully push the bracket into the tabs.
b. Gently push the bracket toward the back of the chassis until the latch on the left side of the bracket engages.
- Install all expansion cards.
- Reinstall the SAS controller daughter card.
- If a RAC card is present, attach the cables to the RAC connectors on the system board.
- Reinstall the center and rear fan brackets.
- Install the memory cooling shroud.
- Install all of the cooling fans.
- Reconnect all cables to the expansion cards.
- Close the system.
- Reconnect all cables to the front and rear of the system.
- Reconnect the system to the power source and turn on the system and attached peripherals.
- Replace the front bezel, if removed.