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Remove the front riser card and PCIe adapter

Follow the instructions in this section to remove the front riser card and PCIe adapter.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist 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.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding systems.


  1. Remove the front riser cage, see Remove the front riser cage.
  2. Separate the low-profile riser cage from the full-height riser cage.
    Figure 1. Separating the two cages

    1. Loosen the screw that secures the low-profile cage to full-height one.
    2. Tilt the cage and lift it out.
  3. Remove the PCIe adapter from the riser cage.
    Figure 2. Removing the PCIe adapter

    1. Rotate the latch on the riser cage to open position.
    2. Disengage the PCIe adapter from the cage.
  4. Disconnect the cables from the riser card. For more details, see Front riser assembly.
  5. Repeat the previous two steps on the full-height cage.
  6. Remove the riser cards from both riser cages.
    Figure 3. Removing the riser card from low-profile cage

    Figure 4. Removing the riser card from full-height cage

    1. Remove the two screws that secure the riser card to the cage.
    2. Remove the riser card.
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.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube