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Remove a PCIe adapter

Use this information to remove a 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 system.

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Remove the riser assembly. See Remove a riser card.
  3. Disconnect cables from the PCIe adapter in the riser assembly.
  4. Remove the PCIe adapter from the riser assembly.
    Figure 1. PCIe adapter removal from the LP-FH riser assembly
    Removing PCIe adapters from the LP-FH riser assembly
    1. Rotate the latch on the riser bracket to open position.
    2. Grasp the PCIe adapter by its edges and carefully pull it out of the PCIe adapter slot on the riser card.

    The procedure for removing a PCIe adapter is similar for different types of riser assembly. In this topic, the LP-FH riser assembly is used as an example.

After you finish

  1. Install a PCIe adapter or PCIe adapter filler. See Install a PCIe adapter.

  2. 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.