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Install the riser for slot 1 to 4 (riser 1)

The riser for adapter slot 1 to 4 (riser 1) is in the I/O tray that is accessed from the rear of the server. After installing adapters in the riser, insert the riser in the I/O tray and secure it with two captive screws.

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.
Make sure that all server power cords are disconnected from their power sources before performing this procedure.

Before you install the riser for slot 1 to 4 option:

  1. If the I/O tray is installed in the server, remove it. See Remove the I/O tray.

  2. Make sure that there is no screw (item 2 in following figure) securing the I/O tray board to the I/O tray in a location where a captive riser screw will be installed.

  3. Make sure that there are no I/O tray fillers installed in riser slot 1 to 4.

  4. Install adapters in the riser. See Install a PCIe adapter in slot 1 to 4.

  5. If any of the adapters in the riser have internal cables, make sure that they are connected before installing the riser in the I/O tray.

Complete the following steps to install the riser for slot 1 to 4.

Figure 1. Riser for slot 1 to 4 (riser 1) installation
slot 1 to 4 riser installation

  1. Align the riser with the I/O tray and insert it; then, press the riser into the I/O tray until the connector is fully seated.
  2. Tighten the two captive screws (items 4 in preceding figure) that secure the riser to the I/O tray board.

If you have no other options to install in the I/O tray after installing the riser for slot 1 to 4, install the I/O tray in the chassis. See Install the I/O tray.

Demo video

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