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Remove a double-wide GPU adapter

Follow the instructions in this section to remove a double-wide GPU adapter.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • 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.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top covers, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rails.

  • 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. Make preparation for the 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 crossbar. See Remove the crossbar.
    4. Remove the PCIe riser where the GPU is installed. See Remove the PCIe riser.
    5. If a GPU adapter link bridge is installed, remove it. See Remove a GPU adapter link bridge.
  2. Remove the riser extender cover.
    Figure 1. Removing riser extender cover

    Removing riser extender cover
    1. Press both ends of the riser extender cover.
    2. Lift the riser extender cover out from the PCIe riser.
  3. Disconnect the power cable from the GPU adapter and PCIe riser.
    Figure 2. Disconnecting power cable from GPU adapter

    Disconnecting power cable from GPU adapter
  4. Remove the GPU adapter.
    Figure 3. Removing GPU adapter from PCIe riser

    Removing GPU adapter from PCIe riser
    1. Pull the plunger that secures the PCIe adapter retainer.
    2. Open the PCIe adapter retainer to the unlocked position.
    3. Remove the screws that secure the GPU adapter to the PCIe riser.
    4. Grasp the GPU adapter by its edges and carefully pull it out of the PCIe slot.
  5. If necessary, install the riser extender cover.
    Figure 4. Installing riser extender cover

    Installing riser extender cover

After you finish

  1. Install a replacement unit. See Install a double-wide GPU adapter.

  2. 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