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Replacing a PCI riser-card assembly

Use this information to replace a PCI riser-card assembly.

A PCI riser-card assembly must be installed in slot 2 even if you do not install an adapter.

To replace a PCI riser-card assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. If an adapter is installed in the riser-card assembly, disconnect any cables that are connected to the adapter.
  5. Grasp the rear of the riser-card assembly from the rear and lift it out of the PCI riser-card slot on the system board.
    Figure 1. PCI riser-card assembly removal
    PCI riser-card assembly removal
  6. Remove the adapter, if one is present, from the riser-card assembly.
  7. Set the adapter and riser-card assembly aside.
  8. Install the adapter in the new PCI riser-card assembly (see Installing an adapter).
  9. Set any jumpers or switches on the adapter as directed by the adapter manufacturer.
  10. If you are installing the PCI riser-card assembly on PCI slot connector 1 on the system board, remove the PCI filler panel from the rear of the server.
  11. Align the PCI riser-card assembly with the PCI slot connector on the system board; then, press down firmly until the riser-card assembly is seated correctly in the connector on the system board.
    Figure 2. PCI riser-card assembly installation
    PCI riser-card assembly installation