Replacing the Battery
The Xserve uses a BR 2032 lithium coin cell battery to preserve settings such as the
date and time when the system is not connected to power. If the date and time change
unexpectedly or other system settings are lost, you might need to replace the battery.
For best results, purchase a replacement battery from an Apple Authorized Service
side faces up.
Captive screws (5)
Installing or Replacing Components
To replace the battery:
Shut down the Xserve and unplug all cables.
Be sure the Xserve is turned off and the power cords are unplugged before
you replace the battery.
Remove the Xserve from the rack and open it. For instructions, see “Opening and
Closing the Xserve” on page 30.
Always wait 5 to 10 minutes for the Xserve to cool down before you try to
replace the battery. Components near the battery may be very hot.
Loose the captive screws in the fan airflow duct and remove it.
Remove the old battery from the holder.
To avoid risk of explosion, replace the battery only with type BR 2032.
Insert the new battery in the holder with the positive (+) side facing up.
Replace the fan airflow duct and tighten the screws gently.
Close the Xserve and return it to the rack.
Dispose of the old battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions and
your local environmental laws. See the battery disposal information in the “Regulatory
Compliance Information” section at the end of this guide.