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When replacing computer components, take these precautions to avoid damage from static electricity.

  • Whenever possible, use an ESD strap and ensure that it is connected to the system frame and ESD mat before handling any static-sensitive devices.
  • Do not open the static-protective package containing the component until you are instructed to do so.
  • Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you.
  • Always handle components carefully. Handle adapters and memory modules by the edges. Never touch any exposed circuitry.
  • Prevent others from touching the components.
  • When you are installing a new component, touch the inside of the static-protective package containing the component to a metal expansion-slot cover or other unpainted metal surface on the computer for at least two seconds. This reduces static electricity in the package and your body.
  • When possible, remove the component and install it directly in the computer without setting the component down.
  • When this is not possible, place the static-protective package that the component came in on a smooth, level surface and place the component on it.
  • Do not place the component on the computer cover or other metal surface.

Refer to the User Guide or hardware maintenance manual (HMM) for specific replacement procedures.
To aid in reassembly, note all cable routing before removing a component.
Update the BIOS whenever a system board is replaced or a BIOS refresh is required.

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