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Remove the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive

Use this information to remove the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive.

Before removing the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive:
  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

  2. Disconnect the cables of the M.2 adapter.

  3. For easier operation, remove the internal riser assembly next to the M.2 adapter. See Remove the internal riser assembly.

To remove the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive, complete the following steps:

Note
The M.2 adapter you want to remove might be different from the following illustrations, but the removal method is the same.

  1. Remove the M.2 drive from the M.2 adapter.
    Figure 1. M.2 drive removal
    Remove the M.2 drive from the M.2 adapter.

    1. Press both sides of the retainer 2.
    2. Slide the retainer backward to loosen the M.2 drive from the M.2 adapter.
    3. Rotate the M.2 drive away from the M.2 adapter.
    4. Pull the M.2 drive away from the connector 1 at an angle of approximately 30 degrees.
  2. Loosen the screw and remove the M.2 adapter from the bracket.
    Figure 2. M.2 adapter removal
    Remove the M.2 adapter from the tray.

  3. Remove the M.2 adapter bracket if necessary.
    Figure 3. M.2 adapter bracket removal
    Remove the M.2 adapter bracket

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