Remove a PCIe adapter from the riser cage

Use this information to remove a PCIe adapter from the riser cage.

Before you remove a PCIe adapter from the riser cage:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. If the compute-expansion node assembly is installed in the enclosure, remove it (see Remove the compute-expansion node assembly from the enclosure).

  3. Remove the rear cable cover (see Remove the rear cable cover).

  4. Remove the PCIe riser assembly from the expansion node (see Remove a PCIe riser assembly from the compute-expansion node assembly).

Complete the following steps to remove a PCIe adapter from the riser cage.
  1. Remove the screw that secures the adapter to the riser cage.
    Figure 1. Removing the adapter from the riser cage
    Removing the adapter from the riser cage
  2. Slide the adapter out along the slot on the riser cage.

After removing the PCIe adapter from the riser cage, install a functioning adapter into the riser cage (see Install a PCIe adapter into the riser cage). Otherwise, complete the following steps:

  1. Fasten the screw to the riser cage.

  2. Tighten the two captive screw on the riser cage and secure it to the expansion node for future use.
    Figure 2. Front riser cage installation
    Front riser cage installation
  3. Connect the front riser miscellaneous cable to the riser cage.