Remove a PCIe Riser From PCIe Slot 1 or 2
PCIe slot 1 is nonfunctional in single-processor systems.
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 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.
Select the PCIe riser that you want to remove.
See PCIe Slot Characteristics.
If a PCIe card is installed in the riser, disconnect any external cables from
Lift the green-tabbed latch on the rear of the server chassis next to the
applicable PCIe slot to release the rear bracket on the PCIe card .
If the riser does not have a PCIe card installed, then lift the latch to
release the PCIe slot filler panel.
Lift the green-tabbed riser release lever on the PCIe riser with one hand and
use your other hand to remove the riser from the motherboard connector [1,
If there is a PCIe card installed in the riser, place the riser on an
antistatic mat and note the slot in which the PCIe riser was originally
installed; otherwise, set the PCIe riser aside.