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Remove a serial port module

Use this information to remove a serial port module.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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.


The riser bracket in below illustrations might look different from your riser bracket.

  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Disconnect the cable of the serial port module from the system board.
    • If you need to disconnect cables from the system board, disengage all latches or release tabs on cable connectors first. Failing to release the tab before removing the cables will damage the cable sockets on the system board. Any damage to the cable sockets might require replacing the system board.

    • The connectors on your system board might look different from those in the illustration, but the removal procedure is the same.

      1. Press the release tab to release the connector.

      2. Disengage the connector from the cable socket.

    Figure 1. Disconnecting the serial port cable
    Disconnecting the serial port cable

  3. Remove the riser bracket from the server.
    Figure 2. Removing the riser bracket
    Removing the riser bracket
  4. Open the retention latch and remove the serial port module from the riser bracket.
    Figure 3. Removing the serial port module
    Removing the serial port module
  5. (Optional) If you need to replace the serial port bracket, use a 5 mm wrench to disassemble the serial port cable from the bracket.
    Figure 4. Disassembling the serial port module
    Disassembling the serial port module

After you finish

  1. Install a new serial port module, a PCIe adapter, or a PCIe slot bracket to cover the place. See Install a serial port module and Install a PCIe adapter and riser assembly.

  2. If you are instructed to return the defective component, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.