System board

To remove the component:

  1. Power down the workstation blade.
  2. Remove the workstation blade.
  3. Remove the access panel.
  4. Remove all hard drives.
  5. Remove all hard drive blanks.
  6. Remove the hard drive backplane.
  7. Remove the front panel/hard drive cage assembly.
  8. Remove all DIMMs.
  9. Remove all mezzanine cards, if installed.
  10. Remove the heatsink.
  11. Open the processor locking lever and the processor socket retaining bracket.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 97535 System board

  12. Using the processor tool, remove the processor from the system board:
    1. Line up the processor tool, ensuring the locking lever graphic on the tool is oriented correctly.
    2. Press in on the plastic tabs, and then place the tool on the processor.
    3. Release the tabs, and then carefully lift the processor and tool straight up.

      HP ProLiant WS460c G6 127089 System board

  13. Carefully rotate the tool, and then push in and release the tabs to secure the processor in the tool.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 128801 System board

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 35928 System board

    CAUTION: To avoid damage to the processor, do not touch the bottom of the processor, especially the contact area.

  14. Remove the system board assembly.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 97525 System board

To replace the system board:

  1. Install the spare system board.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 97526 System board

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 35928 System board

    CAUTION: Failure to completely open the processor locking lever prevents the processor from seating during installation, leading to hardware damage.

  2. Open the processor locking lever and the processor socket retaining bracket. Do not remove the processor socket cover.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 126291 System board

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 35894 System board

    IMPORTANT: Be sure the processor remains inside the processor installation tool.

  3. If the processor has separated from the installation tool, carefully re-insert the processor in the tool. Handle the processor by the edges only, and do not touch the bottom of the processor, especially the contact area.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 127020 System board

  4. Align the processor installation tool with the socket, and then install the processor. THE PINS ON THE SYSTEM BOARD ARE VERY FRAGILE AND EASILY DAMAGED.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 125903 System board

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 35928 System board

    CAUTION: THE PINS ON THE SYSTEM BOARD ARE VERY FRAGILE AND EASILY DAMAGED. To avoid damage to the system board:

    • Never install or remove a processor without using the processor installation tool.
    • Do not touch the processor socket contacts.
    • Do not tilt or slide the processor when lowering the processor into the socket.

  5. Press the tabs on the processor installation tool to separate it from the processor, and then remove the tool.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 126541 System board

  6. Close the processor socket retaining bracket and the processor locking lever. The processor socket cover is automatically ejected. Remove the cover.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 126542 System board

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 35928 System board

    CAUTION: Be sure to close the processor socket retaining bracket before closing the processor locking lever. The lever should close without resistance. Forcing the lever closed can damage the processor and socket, requiring system board replacement.

  7. Install the processor socket cover onto the processor socket of the failed system board.
  8. Clean the old thermal grease from the heatsink and the top of the processor with the alcohol swab. Allow the alcohol to evaporate before continuing.
  9. Apply all the grease to the top of the processor in the following pattern to ensure even distribution.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 127090 System board

  10. Install the heatsink.

    HP ProLiant WS460c G6 35894 System board

    IMPORTANT: Install all components with the same configuration that was used on the failed system board.

  11. Install all components removed from the failed system board.
  12. Install the front panel/hard drive cage assembly.
  13. Install the hard drive backplane.
  14. Install the hard drives.
  15. Install the hard drive blanks.
  16. Install the access panel.
  17. Install the workstation blade.

After you replace the system board, you must re-enter the workstation blade serial number and the product ID.

  1. During the workstation blade startup sequence, press the F9 key to access RBSU.
  2. Select the Advanced Options menu.
  3. Select Service Options.
  4. Select Serial Number. The following warnings appear:

    WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! The serial number is loaded into the system during the manufacturing process and should NOT be modified. This option should only be used by qualified service personnel. This value should always match the serial number sticker located on the chassis.

    Warning: The serial number should ONLY be modified by qualified personnel. This value should always match the serial number located on the chassis.

  5. Press the Enter key to clear the warning.
  6. Enter the serial number and press the Enter key.
  7. Select Product ID. The following warning appears:

    Warning: The Product ID should ONLY be modified by qualified personnel. This value should always match the Product ID on the chassis.

  8. Enter the product ID and press the Enter key.
  9. Press the Esc key to close the menu.
  10. Press the Esc key to exit RBSU.
  11. Press the F10 key to confirm exiting RBSU. The workstation blade automatically reboots.

System board