Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Removing a memory module


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.

  1. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.
  3. Remove the cooling shroud.

NOTE: The memory modules are hot to touch for some time after the system has been powered down. Allow the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid touching the components or metallic contacts on the memory module.


  1. Locate the appropriate memory module socket.
  2. To release the memory module from the socket, simultaneously press the ejectors on both ends of the memory module socket.

    CAUTION: Handle each memory module only by the card edges, ensuring not to touch the middle of the memory module or metallic contacts.

  3. Lift the memory module away from the chassis.
    Figure 1. Removing the memory module
    This figure shows removing a memory module.
    1. memory module
    2. memory module socket
    3. memory module ejector (2)

Next steps

  1. Install the memory module.
  2. If you are removing a memory module permanently, install a memory module blank.

    NOTE: The procedure to install a memory module blank is similar to the procedure to install a memory module.

  3. Install the cooling shroud.

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