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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Service Manual

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Updated: September 2017

Remove a PCIe Card Carrier and Card From the Server

You can replace PCIe cards at any time if the card is not currently in use.

  1. If you haven't already done so, determine which PCIe card requires service.

    See Identify Faulted Components and PCIe Card Carrier LEDs and Controls.

  2. Ensure that you take proper antistatic measures.

    See Prevent ESD Damage.

  3. Press the ATTN button on the carrier that contains the PCIe card that you wish to remove.

    The LEDs on the carrier blink for approximately 10 seconds as the PDomain disables the I/O card. When the LEDs on both the carrier and the card turn off, the carrier and card are ready to remove.

  4. Label and remove any I/O cables from the PCIe card.
  5. Remove the carrier from the slot.
    image:Illustration that shows how to remove a carrier out of the                             server.
    1. Pull the carrier’s extraction lever.

      Swing the extraction lever out 90 degrees until the far end of the lever begins to push the carrier out of the slot.

    2. Remove the carrier from the slot.
  6. Carefully remove the PCIe card from the carrier.
    image:Illustration that shows how to remove a card from a                             carrier.
    1. Press the green tab to unlock the carrier latch, and open the top of the PCIe card carrier (steps 1 and 2).
    2. Slide the card from the slot (step 3).


    Caution  -  Avoid twisting, tilting, or pulling unevenly on the PCIe card, which could damage the carrier slot or components on the PCIe card carrier circuit board.

  7. Place the PCIe card on a grounded antistatic mat or into its antistatic packaging.
  8. Determine your next step:

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