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)
controller for service.
Power off the controller and disconnect the power cords from the
See Powering Off the Controller
Extend the controller to the maintenance position.
See Extend the Controller 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 controller top cover.
See Remove the Controller Top Cover.
Open the green-tabbed latch located on the rear of the controller chassis
next to PCIe slot 3 to release the rear bracket on the PCIe card .
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 controller to release the card(s) installed
in the riser .
Grasp the riser with both hands and remove it from the controller
Disconnect the SAS system boot drive (HDD) cables from the internal HBA
card installed in PCIe slot 4.
Place the riser on an antistatic mat.