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SC5020 and SC5020F Storage System Owner’s Manual

Remove the Blank Slot Cover or Mezzanine Card

Use this procedure to remove the blank slot cover or the existing mezzanine card.


  • Use Dell Storage Manager to send SupportAssist information to technical support.

  • Use Dell Storage Manager to edit the Storage Center settings and set the operation mode of the Storage Center to Maintenance mode.


  1. Shut down the storage controller using Dell Storage Manager .
  2. Make sure that all cables plugged into the storage controller are labeled.
  3. Disconnect the cables from the storage controller that was shut down.
  4. Remove the storage controller from the chassis.
    • CAUTION: To prevent a thermal shutdown of the storage system, the service baffle must be installed within three minutes of removing the storage controller.
  5. Install the service baffle into the empty slot in the chassis.
  6. Remove the cover of the storage controller.
  7. Remove riser 1 from the storage controller.
  8. Remove the screw that holds the blank slot cover or mezzanine card in place.
    Figure 1. Remove Mezzanine Card Removing the mezzanine card
    1. Mezzanine card
    2. Screw
    3. Touch point
    4. Connector
    5. Release latch
  9. (Existing mezzanine card only) Press the release latch and lift the back end of the mezzanine card until it becomes free of the connector.
  10. Remove the blank slot cover or mezzanine card from the storage controller.

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