Product Update: HP Netserver LXr 8500
Replace the information provided in the HP Netserver LXr 8500 Installation
Guide with the updated information provided in this Product Update for
each section that is referred.
In Chapter 7, "Installing an Additional Processor," add the section "Installing the Gaskets" in the
Installation Guide with the following section:
The following tools are required for extending the chassis out of the rack and for cover removal and installation on the
driver – Top Cover and PCI Access Panel
driver – Rack screws
Installing the Gaskets
Gasket rework is needed when a customer has an HP Netserver LXr 8500 with a slower processor speed than 900
MHz and wishes to upgrade to 900 MHz. When the LXr 8500 processor is upgraded to 900 MHz, the gaskets for the
chassis assembly and the PCI Hot plug cover must be replaced in order that it meets EMI standards. The gaskets are
included in the 900 MHz CPU Upgrade Kit. When a new LXr 8500 is purchased, this step is unnecessary as all LXr
8500s have been upgraded at the factories to meet the EMI standards for 900 MHz processors.
Do not operate the HP Netserver LXr 8500 with its top cover removed. Serious damage to the HP
Netserver could result.
To install the new gaskets, complete the following procedure:
1. If the HP Netserver is operating, log off all users and, if necessary, back-up files. Power down the HP
Netserver. Refer to the HP Netserver LXr 8500 Installation Guide, Chapter 3, "Opening and Closing the HP
The power supplies will continue to provide standby current to the HP Netserver until the power
cord is disconnected.
Always disconnect the power cord before removing the top cover to avoid exposure to high
energy levels that may cause burns when parts are short-circuited by metal objects such as tools or
jewelry. Disconnect any telephone cables to avoid exposure to shock hazard from telephone
2. Pull the HP Netserver out from the rack on its slides.
3. Remove the two T-15 Torx
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Printed in April 2001
Installation Guide: Gasket Installation
screws on the top cover, near the front of the chassis.