Front Console Board Replacement

Front Console Board Replacement Overview

This is a high-level overview of the procedure to replace the front console board on the DGX-2 System.
  1. Unpack the new front console board.
  2. Shut down the system.
  3. Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, release the captive screws.
  4. Pull the front console board out of the system.
  5. Insert the new front console board.
  6. Tighten the screws.
  7. Power on the system

Replacing the Front Console Board

A front console board malfunction can be determined by either
  • No display or connectivity occuring after plugging in a keyboard and monitor to the front of the system, or
  • The BMC system event log indicating a front temperature sensor failure.
Raise a ticket with NVIDIA Enterprise Services to request a replacement.

When the new board arrives, unpack it and keep the packaging to use for sending back the old board.

CAUTION: Static Sensitive Devices: - Be sure to observe best practices for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. This includes making sure personnel and equipment are connected to a common ground, such as by wearing a wrist strap connected to the chassis ground, and placing components on static-free work surfaces.

  1. Power down the system.
  2. Remove the front console board.
    1. Loosen the two captive screws that secure the front console board.

    2. Pull the console board out of the system.

  3. Install the new front console board.
    1. Insert the new console board.

    2. Secure the board by tightening both captive screws.
  4. Confirm functionality.
    1. Power on the system.
    2. Confirm from the BMC that the outside temperature sensor reading is available.
    3. Confirm that the VGA output and USB ports work, using a KVM or crash cart.
  5. Return the old module to NVIDIA Enterprise Services.