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Removing a PCI riser-card assembly

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

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

To remove 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. Grasp both ends or the handle of the PCI riser-card assembly 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
  5. If an adapter is installed in the PCI riser-card assembly, disconnect any cables that are connected to the adapter.
  6. Remove the adapter, if one is present, from the PCI riser-card assembly (see Removing an adapter).
  7. Set the adapter and the PCI riser-card assembly aside.

If you are instructed to return the PCI riser-card assembly, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.