Replacing the power paddle card

Use this information to replace the power paddle card.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to slide the server out from the rack enclosure, turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To replace the power paddle card, complete the following steps.

  1. Align the power paddle card with the standoffs on the system board and lower the power paddle card onto the system board until it is secure.
    Figure 1. Power paddle card installation
    Power paddle card installation
  2. Reinstall the safety cover (see Replacing the 240 VA safety cover).
  3. Reconnect the power cable to the DVD power cable (if available).
  4. Reconnect the cables to the hard disk drive backplane or the backplate assembly.
  5. Reconnect the power cables to power connectors on the system board.
    Figure 2. Power connectors
    Power connectors
    Attention: When connecting the power cable connector to the system board, do not grab the wires. Grab the middle connector to vertically connect the power cable connector to the system board.
    Figure 3. Correct way of connecting the power cable connector to the system board
    Correct way of removing the power cable connector
  6. Reconnect all of the cables on the system board that you removed.
  7. Route the cables through the cable tie if any.
  8. Reinstall the air baffle if it was removed before (see Replacing the air baffle).
  9. Push the power supplies back into the server.
  10. Reinstall the cover (see Replacing the cover).

What to do next

  1. Install the server into the rack enclosure and push the server into the rack until it clicks into place.
  2. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  3. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.