Remove a PCIe Card
PCIe slots 1, 2, and 3 are nonfunctional in single-processor systems.
Prior to replacing or installing a PCIe card, refer to the card documentation
for specific installation and cabling instructions.
Prepare the server for service.
Power off the server and disconnect the power cords from the power
See Powering Down the Server.
Extend the server to the maintenance position.
See Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position.
Attach an antistatic wrist strap.
See Electrostatic Discharge Safety.
Remove the server top cover.
See Remove the Server Top Cover.
Swivel the air baffle into the upright position to allow access to PCIe
Locate the PCIe card that you want to remove.
See PCIe Slot Locations.
If necessary, record where the PCIe cards are installed.
Unplug all data cables from the PCIe card .
Note the cable connections in order to ease proper reconnection of the
Rotate the PCIe card locking mechanism , and then lift up on the PCIe card
to disengage it from the motherboard connectors .
Place the PCIe card on an antistatic mat.
If you are not immediately inserting a replacement PCIe card into the empty
slot, insert a PCIe filler panel in the slot to reduce the possibility of
radiated electromagnetic interference (EMI). For instructions for installing a
PCIe filler panel, see Remove and Install Filler Panels.