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Sun Fire[TM] v1280, E2900, 3800, 4800, 4810, E4900, 6800, E6900 and Netra 1280, 1290: How to identify pin or socket damage. (Doc ID 1019218.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Fire E2900 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire E4900 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire E6900 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire 6800 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Netra 1290 Server - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms



This document describes how to perform visual inspection of board sockets and Centerplane pins to verify physical damage.

Inspecting for bent pins or socket damage involved the removal and close examination of System Board's (SB), I/O Boards (IB), or even Repeaters (RPs) on Sun Fire[TM] Midrange Servers.  For this reason, only Oracle badged service personnel should investigate a potential bent pin or socket issue in the field - NOT the customer. 

This document provides general advice in how to perform the visual inspection and provides photos of actual pin and socket damage that has been encountered in the field.  Use this as a reference as it will help show what to look for as trying to determine if a pin is bent or a socket is damaged.

Please raise a SR to Oracle Support in order to have Oracle badged personnel to go through the needed steps.

Basic Pin and Socket Information

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