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Remove a PCIe retainer

Follow instructions in this section to remove a PCIe retainer.

About this task

Attention

Procedure

  1. Make preparation for this task.
    1. Remove the front top cover. See Remove the front top cover.
    2. Remove the rear top cover. See Remove the rear top cover.
    3. Remove the PCIe riser where the PCIe retainer has been installed. See Remove a PCIe riser.
    4. Remove the 7mm drives and the drive cage if necessary. See Remove a 7mm drive and Remove the 7mm drive cage.
    5. Remove the serial port module if necessary. See Remove the serial port module.
    6. Remove all of the PCIe adapters or GPU adapters. See Remove a PCIe adapter or Remove a GPU adapter.
  2. Remove the PCIe retainer.
    1. Remove the three screws from the PCIe retainer.
    2. Remove the PCIe retainer from the PCIe riser card.
      Figure 1. PCIe retainer removal
      Note
      The PCIe riser might look different from the illustration.

      PCIe retainer removal

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

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