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Remove the PCIe riser assembly

Use this information to remove the PCIe riser assembly.

About this task

  • Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Grasp the PCIe riser assembly by its edges and carefully lift it out of the server.
    1. The following illustration might differ slightly from your hardware.

    2. Carefully lift the PCIe riser assembly straight up. Avoid tilting the PCIe riser assembly at a large angle, tilting might cause damage to the connector.

    Figure 1. PCIe riser assembly removal
    PCIe riser assembly removal

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

If you need to disassemble the PCIe riser assembly for recycle, remove the two screws and carefully pull the PCIe riser card out of the riser cage.
You can only disassemble the PCIe riser assembly for recycle. Do not disassemble it for any other purposes.
Figure 2. PCIe riser card removal
PCIe riser card removal

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube