Remove an I/O expansion adapter

Use this information to remove an I/O expansion adapter.

Before you remove the I/O expansion adapter, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Power off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the compute node from the chassis (see Remove the compute node from the chassis).

  4. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  5. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover).

To remove an I/O expansion adapter, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 1. I/O expansion adapter removal
I/O expansion adapter removal

  1. Locate the I/O expansion adapter connectors (see System-board connectors ).
  2. Rotate the retention clips outward.
  3. Lift the I/O expansion adapter from the connector and remove the I/O expansion adapter from the compute node. You might find it helpful to rock the adapter back and forth, from front to rear, to disengage the adapter.
    Important: Rocking the adapter from side to side might damage the I/O expansion adapter connector.

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