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System Reliability Guidelines; Handling Static-Sensitive Devices - IBM 6385 User Manual

Types 6385, 6386, 6389, 7831, 7832, and 7834
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System reliability guidelines

To help ensure proper cooling and system reliability, make sure that the following
requirements are met:
v Each of the drive bays has a drive or a filler panel and electromagnetic
v You have followed the cabling instructions that come with optional adapters.
v You have replaced a hot-swap drive within 2 minutes of removal.
v The system-board tray battery is operational. If the battery becomes defective,
v Microprocessor socket 2 always contains either a microprocessor baffle or a

Handling static-sensitive devices

To avoid damage, keep static-sensitive devices in their static-protective packages
until you are ready to install them.
To reduce the possibility of damage from electrostatic discharge, observe the
following precautions:
v Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around
v The use of a grounding system is recommended. For example, wear an
v Handle the device carefully, holding it by its edges or its frame.
v Do not touch solder joints, pins, or exposed circuitry.
v Do not leave the device where others can handle and damage it.
v While the device is still in its static-protective package, touch it to an unpainted
v Remove the device from its package and install it directly into the system-board
v Take additional care when you handle devices during cold weather. Heating
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compatibility (EMC) shield installed in it.
replace it immediately.
microprocessor and heat sink.
Static electricity can damage the server and other electronic devices.
electrostatic-discharge wrist strap, if one is available.
metal surface on the outside of the chassis or rack for at least 2 seconds. This
drains static electricity from the package and from your body.
tray or enclosure without setting down the device. If it is necessary to set down
the device, put it back into its static-protective package. Do not place the device
on a metal surface.
reduces indoor humidity and increases static electricity.



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