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Remove the front riser cage

Follow the instructions in this section to remove the front riser cage.

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 top cover, see Remove the top cover.
  2. Remove the cables connected to the processor board, see Front riser assembly.
  3. Remove the front riser cage.
    Figure 1. Removing the front riser cage

    1. Loosen the screw on the rear of the front riser cage.
    2. Pull the front riser cage out of the chassis.
  4. Remove the front riser assembly and PCIe adapter from the front riser cage, see Remove the front riser card and PCIe adapter.
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