Skip to main content

Remove an expansion cage card

Use this information to remove an expansion cage card.

Before removing an expansion cage card:
  1. Power off the server. See Power off the server.

  2. Disconnect power cords from both power supplies, which are located in the rear of the server.

  3. Record the location of the cables in the front of the PCIe adapters that are installed in the I/O expansion cage at the front of the server, and disconnect the cables.

  4. Disconnect the management port cable from the management port in the I/O expansion cage, if necessary.

  5. Loosen the two captive screws located on the front of the server. If necessary, use a P2 screwdriver to loosen the screws.

  6. Pull the server forward until the slide rails click into place.

  7. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

  8. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.

  9. Remove the system fan cage. See Remove the system fan cage.

  10. Remove the expansion cage:

To remove an expansion cage card, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Removing the expansion card screws.

The 3-slot expansion cage card is shown in this figure. The process for removing the 4-slot expansion cage card is the same.

  1. Remove the adapters that are installed on the PCIe expansion cage or the I/O expansion cage.
  2. Disconnect all cables from the expansion card.
  3. Remove the six screws that connect the card to the expansion cage.
  4. Lift the expansion cage card away from the expansion cage.
If you are instructed to return the old expansion cage card, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube