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Remove the internal CFF adapter

Use this information to remove the internal CFF RAID adapter, internal CFF HBA adapter, or internal CFF RAID expander 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 to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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 in a rack, remove it from the rack.

  • If foot stands are installed on the server, rotate them inwards and lay the server on its side for easier operation.

Location of the internal CFF adapter.

Figure 1. Internal CFF adapter location
Internal CFF adapter location


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.
    2. Remove all the flash power modules. See Remove a flash power module.
    3. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.
    4. Remove all the full-length GPU adapters. See Remove a full-length GPU adapter.
    5. Remove all the fans. See Remove a hot-swap fan.
    6. Remove the fan cage. See Remove the fan cage assembly.
  2. Disconnect all cables from the CFF adapter.
  3. Lift the release pin.
  4. Slightly slide the CFF adapter as shown and carefully lift it out of the chassis.
    Figure 2. Internal CFF adapter removal
    Internal CFF adapter removal
  5. Loosen the two screws on the CFF adapter to separate it from its tray if necessary.
    Figure 3. Internal CFF adapter tray removal
    Internal CFF adapter tray 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

Watch the procedure on YouTube