Removing a horizontal-compact-form-factor expansion card

Use these instructions to remove a compact-form-factor expansion card from the blade server.

The following illustration shows how to remove a horizontal-compact-form-factor (CFFh) expansion card.

Graphic illustrating removing a CFFh expansion card

To remove a CFFh expansion card, complete the following steps:

  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. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
  4. Open the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  5. Locate the CFFh expansion card. The CFFh expansion card is installed into the blade expansion connector (see Blade server connectors).
  6. Rotate the expansion-card standoffs to the open position.
  7. Lift the release lever to disengage the CFFh expansion card from the expansion connector on the system board.
  8. Use your fingers to hold the edge of the CFFh expansion card where it connects to the blade expansion connector; then, lift the card vertically out of the expansion connector.