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Install a PCIe adapter

Follow this procedure to install a PCIe adapter.

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.

To install a PCIe adapter, complete the following steps:

  1. Locate the applicable PCIe slot. For more information about the PCIe slots, see Specifications.
  2. If the retaining clip on the side of the PCIe slot is closed, press on it to open it.
  3. Align the PCIe adapter to the slot; then, gently press both ends of the PCIe adapter until it is securely seated in the slot with the retaining clip clicks into the locked position.
    Figure 1. Installing the PCIe adapter
    PCIe adapter installation