This procedure describes how to remove a typical PCIe card (including a host bus adapter).
Power off the workstation using the procedure described in the section, To Power Off the Workstation.
Remove the left-side access panel using the procedure described in the section, To Remove the Left-Side Access Panel.
Gently lay the system on its right side on a stable, nonslip surface.
Remove any cables connected to the card.
Use a #2 screwdriver to remove the PCIe card retainer screw.
To remove, pull the PCIe card upward (see Figure 3–20).
Choose your next step:
If you are not replacing the PCIe card, replace the slot filler panel, close the workstation, and prepare for service using the procedures in the section, Closing the Workstation and Preparing for Operation.
If you are replacing the card, follow the instructions in the section, To Install a PCIe Card.