Remove a M.2 data adapter

Use this information to remove a M.2 data adapter.

Before you remove a M.2 data adapter, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. Remove the node from the enclosure if needed (see Remove a compute node).

  4. Remove the PCIe riser assembly (see Remove the PCIe riser assembly for instructions).

To remove a M.2 data adapter, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
  1. Remove the screws on the both side to remove the bezels from the riser assembly.
    Figure 1. M.2 data adapter removal
    M.2 data adapter removal
  2. Remove the screws.
  3. Grasp the M.2 data adapter by its edges and carefully pull it out of the slot.
    • M.2 riser assembly

      Figure 2. M.2 data adapter removal
      M.2 data adapter removal
    • PCIe and M.2 riser assembly

      Figure 3. M.2 data adapter removal
      M.2 data adapter removal

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.