Removing a high-speed expansion card

Use this information to remove a high-speed expansion card.

To remove a high-speed expansion card, complete the following steps.
  1. The following illustration shows how to remove a high-speed expansion card, such as an InfiniBand expansion card, from the system board.
  2. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Graphic illustrating removing a high-speed expansion card
  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server is installed in a BladeCenter® unit, remove it (see Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter unit for instructions).
  3. Remove the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  4. Rotate the extraction lever upward to disengage the blade server expansion connector.
  5. Pivot the narrow end of the card away from the blade server expansion connector; then, slide the slots at the back end of the card out of the expansion-card standoffs and lift the card out of the blade server.
  6. If you are instructed to return the expansion card, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.