Replacing or installing a mezzanine card

To replace a mezzanine card, you must remove the impaired card and install the replacement card; to install a mezzanine card, you must remove the face plate and install the new card.

About this task

You can use the following video or the tabulated steps to replace a mezzanine card:

Procedure

To replace a mezzanine card:

  1. Locate and replace the impaired mezzanine card on your controller module.
    Remove screws on the face of the controller module.
    Loosen the screw in the controller module.
    Remove the mezzanine card.
    1. Unplug any cabling associated with the impaired mezzanine card.
      Make sure that you label the cables so that you know where they came from.
    2. Remove any SFP or QSFP modules that might be in the impaired mezzanine card and set it aside.
    3. Using the #1 magnetic screw driver remove the screws from the face of the controller module and set them aside safely on the magnet.
    4. Using the #1 magnetic screw driver loosen the screw on the impaired mezzanine card.
    5. Gently lift the impaired mezzanine card directly out of the socket and set it aside
    6. Remove the replacement mezzanine card from the antistatic shipping bag and align it to the inside face of the controller module.
    7. Gently align the replacement mezzanine card into place.
    8. Using the #1 magnetic screw driver insert and tighten the screws on the face of the controller module and on the mezzanine card.
      Note: Do not apply force when tightening the screw on the mezzanine card; you might crack it.
    9. Insert any SFP or QSFP modules that were removed from the impaired mezzanine card to the replacement mezzanine card.

To install a mezzanine card:

  1. You install a new mezzanine card if your system does not have one.
    1. Using the #1 magnetic screw driver remove the screws from the face of the controller module and the faceplate covering the mezzanine card slot, and set them aside safely on the magnet.
    2. Remove the mezzanine card from the antistatic shipping bag and align it to the inside face of the controller module.
    3. Gently align the mezzanine card into place.
    4. Using the #1 magnetic screw driver insert and tighten the screws on the face of the controller module and on the mezzanine card.
      Note: Do not apply force when tightening the screw on the mezzanine card; you might crack it.