Remove a PCIe adapter from the system board
Use this information to remove a PCIe adapter from the system board.
Depending on the specific type, your PCIe adapter might look different from the illustration in this topic.
Use any documentation that comes with the PCIe adapter and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this topic.
Before removing a PCIe adapter from the system board:
Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
Record the cable connections on the PCIe adapter and then disconnect all cables from the PCIe adapter.
To remove a PCIe adapter from the system board, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
Figure 1. Removing a PCIe adapter from the system board
- Locate the PCIe slot 4. Then, pivot the PCIe adapter retention latch to the open position.
- Grasp the PCIe adapter by its edges and carefully pull it out of the PCIe slot.NoteThe PCIe adapter might fit tightly into the PCIe slot. If necessary, alternatively move each side of the PCIe adapter a small and equal amount until it is removed from the slot.
If you are instructed to return the old PCIe adapter, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.