System board removal and installation - NetVista 2271, 6840, 6841
Attention: Before replacing a system board, back up Asset information by using the Asset EEPROM backup.
The BIOS and Vital Product Data (VPD) for the computer you are servicing must be installed on the new system board (FRU) after it is installed in the computer. To do this, you must run the Flash Update program using the Flash Update diskette. See BIOS levels, Vital product, and Flash (BIOS/VPD) update procedure.
Always ensure the latest level of BIOS is installed on the computer. A down level BIOS may cause false errors and unnecessary replacement of the system board.
The processor is a separate FRU from the system board and is not included with the system board FRU.
If the new system board does not correct the problem, reinstall the options on the old system board, reinstall the old system board, then replace the processor.
When replacing a system board, this utility allows the backup of all Asset information from the EEPROM to diskette. This utility also restores data to the EEPROM from diskette after replacement of the system board.
To run this utility, use the following procedure.
Select Asset EEPROM Backup
Follow instructions on screen.
An incorrect level of BIOS can cause false error and unnecessary FRU replacement. Use the following information to determine the current level of BIOS installed in the computer, the latest BIOS available for the computer, and where to obtain the latest level of BIOS.
Current Level BIOS information.
Run the Configuration Utility to determine the level of BIOS installed.
Sources for determining the latest level BIOS available.
Each computer has a unique Vital Product Data (VPD) code stored in the nonvolatile memory on the system board. After you replace the system board, the VPD must be updated. To update the VPD, see Flash (BIOS/VPD) update procedure.