Remove the PCIe Riser From PCIe Slots 3 and 4
This PCIe riser is actually installed in PCIe slot 3, but it supports up
to two PCIe cards. The upper slot, referred to as slot 3, can be used for
any supported PCIe card, and, therefore, is optionally populated. The lower
slot, referred to as slot 4, is dedicated to the internal HBA card, and,
therefore is always populated. The internal HBA card is a field replaceable
unit (FRU). For instructions for servicing the internal HBA card, see Servicing the Internal HBA Card (FRU)
- Power off the server
and disconnect the power cords from the power supplies.
See Powering Down the Server
- Extend the server to the maintenance
See Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position.
- Attach an antistatic wrist strap
to your wrist and then to a metal area on the chassis.
See Take Antistatic Measures.
- Remove the server top cover.
See Remove the Server Top Cover.
- If there is a PCIe card installed
in the riser, disconnect any external or internal cables.
Note - Do not disconnect the SAS cable from the internal host
bus adapter card until after you have removed the riser from the
- Open the green-tabbed latch located
on the rear of the server chassis next to PCIe slot 3 to release
the rear bracket on the PCIe card .
Note - If the riser does not have a PCIe card installed in
slot 3, then lift the latch to release the PCIe slot 3 filler panel.
- To release the riser from the motherboard connector, lift the green-tabbed release lever on
the PCIe riser to the open position .
- Slide the plastic PCIe card retainer,
which is mounted on the side of the chassis, toward the front of
the server to release the card(s) installed in the riser .
- Grasp the riser with both hands
and remove it from the server .
- Disconnect the SAS storage drive (HDD) cables from the internal HBA card installed in PCIe
Disconnect the super capacitor cable from the internal HBA card in slot
- Place the riser on an antistatic mat.