Removing the optional PCI or ML2 adapter

Use this information to remove the optional PCI or ML2 adapter.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the water-cooled technology tray, you need to remove the water-cooled technology tray from the chassis enclosure and refer to the Removing a water-cooled technology tray from a chassis and Installing a water-cooled technology tray in a chassis sections.

To remove the optional PCI or ML2 adapter, complete the following steps.

Note: If your adapter was previously configured, backup or record its configuration information, if possible, before replacing the adapter. See the documentation for your adapter for information and instructions.
  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  2. Disconnect the cables from the adapter.
  3. Remove stiffening bracket by removing the M4 screw.
  4. Remove Retaining clamp by removing 3x screws.
  5. Remove the riser and adapter assembly out of the tray.
  6. Carefully grasp the adapter and riser by its top edge or upper corners, and pull the adapter from the PCI riser-card assembly.
    Figure 1. Adapter removal
    Adapter removal

If you are instructed to return the server component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.