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PCI slot release lever

To remove the component:

  1. Power down the server.
  2. Extend or remove the server from the rack (Extend the server from the rack, Remove the server from the rack).
  3. Remove the access panel.

    CAUTION: To prevent damage to the server or expansion boards, power down the server and remove all AC power cords before removing or installing the PCI riser cage.

  4. Remove the PCI riser cage.

    CAUTION: To prevent improper cooling and thermal damage, do not operate the server unless all expansion slots have either an expansion slot cover or an expansion board installed.

  5. Remove the expansion board from the slot, if installed.
  6. Remove the expansion slot cover from the slot, if installed.
  7. Remove the PCI slot release lever.

    Removing the PCI slot release lever

To replace the component, reverse the removal procedure.