Removing the adapter-retention assembly

Use this information to remove the adapter-retention assembly.

Before you remove the adapter-retention assembly, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the compute node is installed in an Flex System chassis, remove it (see Removing a compute node from a chassis for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
The adapter-retention assembly consists of five separate parts. You can replace the parts that you choose and save the unused parts for future use.

To remove the adapter-retention assembly, complete the following steps.

Graphic illustrating removing the adapter-retention assembly

  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the compute node cover).
  2. Remove the air baffles.
  3. If necessary, remove the I/O expansion adapters (see Removing an I/O expansion adapter).
  4. Carefully place the chassis on its side with the front handle side up.
  5. Using a T10 Torx screwdriver, remove the six screws that secure the adapter-retention assembly.
  6. Lift the adapter-retention assembly from the system board.
  7. Carefully return the chassis to the bottom-side-down orientation.
If you are instructed to return the adapter-retention assembly, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.