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Install a riser card

Use this information to install a riser card.

Before installing a riser card, touch the static-protective package that contains the new riser card to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new riser card out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install a riser card, complete the following steps:
The riser assembly you want to install might be different from the illustrations below, but the installation method is the same.

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

  1. Note the notch 1 on the riser card and ensure that the orientation of the riser card is correct as shown. Then, align the screw holes in the new riser card with the corresponding ones in the bracket and install the two screws to secure the riser card to the bracket.
    Figure 1. Riser card installation
    Riser card installation

  2. Reinstall the PCIe adapters on the new riser card. See Install a PCIe adapter.
  3. Refer to your note to reconnect any cables to the PCIe adapters on the new riser card.
  4. Position the riser assembly on the chassis. Align the two pins on the bracket with the two holes in the chassis and align the riser card with the riser slot on the system board. Then, carefully press the riser assembly straight down into the slot until it is fully seated.
    Figure 2. Riser assembly installation
    Riser assembly installation

After installing the riser card, complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.