Removing a PCI riser-cage assembly

Before you remove a PCI riser-cage assembly, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the compute node is installed in a NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure, remove it (see Removing a compute node from a chassis for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
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. Remove the cover (see Removing the compute node cover).
  2. 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
  3. If an adapter is installed in the PCI riser-cage assembly, disconnect any cables that are connected to the adapter.
  4. Remove the adapter, if one is present, from the PCI riser-cage assembly (see Removing an adapter/GPU adapter).
  5. Set the adapter and the PCI riser-cage assembly aside.
  6. 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.