Removing a PCI riser-card assembly

Use this information to remove a PCI riser-card assembly.

To remove a PCI riser-card assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server (see Turning off the server) and all attached peripheral devices. Disconnect all power cords; then, disconnect all external cables as necessary to replace the device.
  3. Remove the server cover (see Removing the server top cover).
  4. If an adapter is installed in the PCI riser-card assembly, disconnect any cables that are connected to the adapter.
  5. Grasp the front and rear of the PCI riser-card assembly at the blue touch-points and lift it out of the PCI riser connector on the system board.
    Figure 1. PCI riser-card assembly removal
    PCI riser-card assembly removal
  6. Remove the adapter, if necessary, from the PCI riser-card assembly (see Removing an adapter).
  7. Set the adapter and PCI riser-card assembly aside.
  8. If you are instructed to return the PCI riser-card assembly, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.