Dell PowerEdge T320 Systems Owner's Manual


Removing The iDRAC Ports Card

  • CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
  2. If applicable, rotate the system feet inward and lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
    • NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy, stable surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
  3. Open the system.
  4. Remove the cooling shroud.
  5. Remove the screw securing the iDRAC ports card to the back of the chassis.
  6. Pull the iDRAC ports card to disengage it from the iDRAC ports card connector and remove the card from the chassis.
  7. If you are not replacing the iDRAC ports card, insert the filler bracket and secure it with a screw.
    • NOTE: Filler brackets must be installed over empty card slots to maintain FCC certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
  8. Install the cooling shroud.
  9. Close the system.
  10. If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
  11. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
    Figure 1. Removing and Installing the iDRAC Ports Card The figure shows removing and installing the iDRAC ports card.
    1. screw
    2. iDRAC ports card
    3. iDRAC ports card connector

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