Removing the coin-cell battery

The following tips describe information that you must consider when removing the coin-cell battery.
  • Lenovo has designed this product with your safety in mind. The lithium coin-cell battery must be handled correctly to avoid possible danger. If you replace the coin-cell battery, you must adhere to the following instructions.
    Note: In the U.S., call 1-800-IBM-4333 for information about battery disposal.
  • If you replace the original lithium battery with a heavy-metal battery or a battery with heavy-metal components, be aware of the following environmental consideration. Batteries and accumulators that contain heavy metals must not be disposed of with normal domestic waste. They will be taken back free of charge by the manufacturer, distributor, or representative, to be recycled or disposed of in a proper manner.
  • To order replacement batteries, call 1-800-IBM-SERV within the U.S., and 1-800-465-7999 or 1-800-465-6666 within Canada. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call your support center or business partner.
    Note: After you replace the coin-cell battery, you must reconfigure the server and reset the system date and time.

    Graphic illustrating Safety Statement 2


    When replacing the lithium battery, use only Part Number 33F8354 or an equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.

    Do not:
    • Throw or immerse into water
    • Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
    • Repair or disassemble

    Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

Note: After you remove the coin-cell battery, you need to install a new one. See Installing the coin-cell battery.

To remove the coin-cell battery, do the following:

  1. Turn off the server. Then, disconnect all external cables and remove all peripheral devices.
  2. Remove the server cover. See Removing the server cover.
  3. If necessary, remove the air baffle. See Removing the air baffle.
  4. Locate the coin-cell battery, see System-board connectors.
  5. Remove the coin-cell battery.
    • Failing to remove the coin-cell battery properly might damage the socket on the system board. Any damage to the socket might require replacing the system board.

    • Do not tilt or push the coin-cell battery by using excessive force.

    Figure 1. Coin-cell battery removal
    coin-cell battery removal

  6. Dispose of the coin-cell battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.