Replacing the boot media

You must locate the failed boot media in the controller module by removing the middle PCIe module on the controller module, locate the failed boot media by the lit LED near the boot media, and then replace the boot media.

About this task

You need a Phillips head screw driver to remove the screw that holds the boot media in-place.


  1. If you are not already grounded, properly ground yourself.
  2. Locate the boot media:
    1. Open the air duct, if needed.
    2. If needed, remove Riser 2, the middle PCIe module, by unlocking the locking latch and then removing the riser from the controller module.

    Air duct
    Riser 2 (middle PCIe module)
    Boot media screw
    Boot media
  3. Locate the failed boot media by the lit LED on the controller module motherboard.
  4. Remove the boot media from the controller module:
    1. Using a #1 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the screw holding down the boot media and set the screw aside in a safe place.
    2. Grasping the sides of the boot media, gently rotate the boot media up, and then pull the boot media straight out of the socket and set it aside.
  5. Align the edges of the replacement boot media with the boot media socket, and then gently push it into the socket.
  6. Check the boot media to make sure that it is seated squarely and completely in the socket.
    If necessary, remove the boot media and reseat it into the socket.
  7. Rotate the boot media down until it is flush with the motherboard.
  8. Secure the boot media in place by using the screw.
    Note: Do not over-tighten the screw. Doing so might crack the boot media circuit board.
  9. Reinstall the riser into the controller module.
  10. Close the air duct:
    1. Rotate the air duct downward.
    2. Slide the air duct toward the risers until it clicks into place.