Remove an I/O expansion adapter

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

About this task

Watch the procedure.
  • A video of the installation and removal process is available at YouTube


  1. Make preparations for your compute node.
    1. Remove the compute node cover. See Remove the compute node cover.
  2. Remove the I/O expansion adapter.
    1. Rotate the retention clips outward.
    2. Rock the adapter back and forth to pull the adapter out from the connector on the system board.
    3. Repeat the steps for removing the other I/O expansion adapter.
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    Figure 1. I/O expansion adapter removal
After you finish

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.