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Remove the PCIe expansion tray

Use this procedure to remove the PCIe expansion tray.

Before removing the PCIe expansion tray:

  1. Read the safety information and installation guidelines (see Safety and Installation Guidelines).

  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. If the server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack.

  4. Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).

To remove the PCIe expansion tray, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. PCIe expansion tray removal

  1. Remove all the 4U PCIe riser assemblies and the 4U PCIe riser assembly fillers that are installed in the PCIe expansion tray (see Remove a 4U PCIe riser assembly).
  2. Grasp the handle of the PCIe expansion tray; then, rotate it upward to the vertical position.
  3. Grasp the handle with one of your hands, with the other hand grasping the 4U PCIe expansion tray lift point; then, lift the tray out of the server.

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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