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Removing the PCI riser cage

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 expansion boards.

  1. Power down the server.
  2. Extend the server from the rack, if applicable.
  3. Remove the access panel.

    CAUTION: Always wear an antistatic wrist strap when working inside the server.

  4. Disconnect any internal or external cables connected to any existing expansion boards.
  5. Remove the PCI riser cage:
    1. Lift the PCI riser cage thumbscrews (1).
    2. Turn the thumbscrews counter-clockwise to loosen them (2).
    3. Lift the PCI riser cage from the server (3).

      Removing the PCI riser cage

      CAUTION: If a RILOE board is installed in the riser cage, the cable to the system board must be removed after the riser cage is partially lifted from the server.