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Remove the PCIe adapter

Use this information to remove a PCIe adapter.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.
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    Hot surface nearby.

Before you remove the PCIe adapter, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. Remove the node from the enclosure if needed (see Remove a node).

  4. Remove the PCIe riser assembly (see Remove the PCIe riser assembly for instructions).


Remove the screws of the adapter retainer and remove the retainer.

  1. Remove the screw of the adapter.
  2. Grasp the PCIe adapter by its edges and carefully pull it out of the slot.
    Figure 1. PCIe adapter removal
    PCIe adapter removal
    Table 1. PCIe adapter installation
    1 Adapter retainer

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.