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Replacing a PCI riser-card assembly

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

PCI riser-card brackets must be installed even if you do not install an adapter.

To install 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 all power cords.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Check whether there are rubber stoppers come with your PCI riser-card assembly 2. If there are rubber stoppers come with your PCI riser-card assembly 2, skip to next step.
    1. There are two kinds of rubber stoppers. Attach the two rubber stoppers on PCI riser-card assembly 2, along the edges of the pin holes, as shown in the following illustration.
      Figure 1. Rubber stoppers installation
      Rubber stoppers installation
    2. Attach the bigger rubber stopper near the latch of PCI riser-card assembly 2.
    3. Attach the smaller rubber stopper near the pin hole of PCI riser-card assembly 2.
    You can purchase the miscellaneous parts kit (FRU part number 94Y7571) to acquire three sets of rubber stoppers. Keep additional rubber stoppers for potential future use.
  5. Install the adapter in the new PCI riser-card assembly (see Replacing an adapter).
  6. Set any jumpers or switches on the adapter as directed by the adapter manufacturer.
  7. Remove the PCI filler panel, if one is present, from the rear of the server.
  8. Align the PCI riser-card assembly with the PCI riser connector on the system board; then, press down firmly until the PCI riser-card assembly is seated correctly in the connector on the system board.
    Support the server from the middle of the rear chassis when installing PCI riser-card assembly 2.
    Figure 2. PCI riser-card assembly installation
    PCI riser-card assembly installation
  9. Replace the cover (see Replacing the cover).
  10. Slide the server into the rack.
  11. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  12. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.