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Remove a PCIe riser board

Follow instructions in this section to remove a PCIe riser board from the rear PCIe riser.

About this task

To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the server without a PCIe riser or a rise filler installed in the chassis.


  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
    2. Remove the PCIe riser. See Remove a PCIe riser .
    3. Remove the PCIe adapter or serial port module. See Remove a PCIe adapter or Remove the serial port module.
  2. Unfasten the four screws to remove the PCIe riser board from the PCIe riser cage.
    Figure 1. Removing the riser board
    Removing the riser board
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