Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Installing the system board


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 are shipped with your product.

NOTE: This is a Field Replaceable Unit (FRU). Removal and installation procedures must be performed only by Dell certified service technicians.

CAUTION: Do not lift the system board by holding a memory module, processor, or other components.

CAUTION: Take care not to damage the system identification button while placing the system board into the chassis.

  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in Safety instructions section.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
  3. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.


  1. Hold the system board by its edges, and orient it toward the back of the chassis.
  2. Lower the system board into the chassis until the connectors at the back of the system board align with the slots on the back of the chassis.
  3. Tighten the screws that secure the system board to the chassis.
    Figure 1. Install the system board
    This figure shows installing the system board.
    1. touch point (2)
    2. screw (8)
    3. system board

Next steps

  1. If required, install the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). See, the Installing the Trusted Platform Module section.
  2. Reinstall the following components:
    1. expansion card riser
    2. memory modules
    3. heat sink and processor
    4. cooling shroud
    5. iDRAC port card, if removed
    6. internal dual SD module, if removed
  3. Reconnect all cables to the system board.

    NOTE: Ensure that the cables inside the system are routed through the cable routing latch.

  4. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.
  5. Import your new or existing iDRAC Enterprise license. For more information, see the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller User’s Guide, at

    NOTE: If you are using Easy Restore, you do not have to import an existing iDRAC Enterprise license.

  6. Ensure that you perform the following steps:
    1. Use the Easy Restore feature to restore the service tag. See the Restoring the Service Tag by using the Easy Restore feature section.
    2. If the service tag is not backed up in the backup flash device, enter the system service tag manually. See the Entering the system service tag by using System Setup section.
    3. Update the BIOS and iDRAC versions.
    4. Re-enable the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). See the Re-enabling the TPM for BitLocker users section.

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