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Remove a GPU adapter

Follow instructions in this section to remove a GPU adapter.

About this task

  • Depending on the specific type, your GPU adapter might look slightly different from the illustrations in this section.

  • Follow the additional instructions in any documentation that comes with your GPU adapter.


  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
    2. Remove the GPU adapter link bridge(s) if installed. See Remove a GPU adapter link bridge.
      Depending on the configuration, there may be one or three GPU adapter link bridges on the GPU.
  2. Remove the GPU adapter.
    Figure 1. Removing a GPU adapter
    Removing a GPU adapter
    1. Locate the GPU adapter that you want to remove and disconnect the power cable from the GPU adapter.
    2. Remove the GPU adapter retention screw.
    3. Grasp the GPU adapter by its edges and carefully pull it out of the PCIe slot.
      Press on the plastic latch on the rear end to ensure that the GPU adapter can be removed from the chassis smoothly.

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