Removing a PCI riser-cage assembly

Note: PCI riser-cage brackets must be installed even if you do not install an adapter.

To remove a PCI riser-cage assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the compute node cover).
  4. Grasp the rear side of the PCI riser-cage touch point and the front PCI rise-cage suitable location of the PCI riser-cage assembly. Use your thumb to press down the right hand side bezel (a tiny square surface) of the compute node; then lift it out of the PCI riser-cage slot on the system board.
    Figure 1. PCI riser-cage assembly removal
    PCI riser-cage assembly removal
  5. If an adapter is installed in the PCI riser-cage assembly, disconnect any cables that are connected to the adapter.
  6. Remove the adapter, if one is present, from the PCI riser-cage assembly (see Removing an adapter/GPU adapter).
  7. Set the adapter and the PCI riser-cage assembly aside.
  8. If you are instructed to return the PCI riser-cage assembly, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.