PowerEdge™ 2550 server NIC connector.
The I/O opening of the network interface controller (NIC) sits very low in the back of the chassis (Figure 1). This causes the lock mechanism for the network cable to slip out intermittently.
Loop the cable through key ring holder.
The network cable (CAT cable) may have a weak locking lever. Try connecting another cable to the NIC jack in the back of the server.
If another cable is no more secure, loop the cable through key ring holder. (Figure 2)
If the key ring holder does not keep the cable in, perform the following steps to engage the NIC connector father into the rear chassis I/O bracket. (Figure 3)
CAUTION: Before you perform any of the following steps, read the Precautionary Measures warning for your personal safety and to prevent damage to the computer system from electrostatic discharge.
1. Power off the server and open the case.
2. Apply pressure to the top of NIC stack and insert the NIC cable.
Before you open the case, read the following caution for your personal safety and to prevent damage to the system from electrostatic discharge (ESD).
CAUTION FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE EQUIPMENT.
Before you start to work on the system, perform the following steps in the sequence listed:
After you remove or replace parts in the system, observe the following notice to prevent damage to the system:
NOTICE: Make sure that all other system cables are connected before connecting the computer to its electrical outlet.
Article ID: SLN69529
Last Date Modified: 11/13/2010 12:00 AM