Figure 45. M.2 drive removal
Step 1. Press both sides of the retainer and slide it backward to loosen the M.2 drive from the M.2
Note: If your M.2 backplane has two M.2 drives, they will both release outward when you slide the
Step 2. Remove the M.2 drive by rotating it away from the M.2 backplane and pulling away from the
connector at an angle (approximately 30 degrees).
If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use
any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.
Adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane
Use this information to adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane.
Before you adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:
1. Read “Safety” on page iii and “Installation Guidelines” on page 21 to ensure that you work safely.
To adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
• Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYV5R7hVcs-B4_LYuT9X1MRWBU6UzX9gO
• Youku: http://list.youku.com/albumlist/show/id_50481482
Step 1. Locate the correct keyhole that the retainer should be installed into to accommodate the particular
size of the M.2 drive you wish to install.
Step 2. Press both sides of the retainer and move it forward until it is in the large opening of the keyhole;
then, remove it from the backplane.
Step 3. Insert the retainer into the correct keyhole and slide it backwards until the nubs are in the holes.
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