Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Installing an expansion card

Prerequisites

CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that are shipped with your product.

  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
  3. Remove the expansion card riser.
  4. If installed, remove the filler bracket.

Steps

  1. Locate the expansion card connector on the riser.
  2. Holding the expansion card by its edges, position the card so that the card connector aligns with the connector on the expansion card riser.
  3. Insert the card connector into the expansion card riser connector until the card is firmly seated.
  4. If required, connect the cables to the expansion card.
    Figure 1. Installing the expansion card in the expansion card riser
    This figure shows installing the expansion card in the expansion card riser.
    1. touch point (2)
    2. expansion card riser connector
    3. expansion card riser
    4. expansion card
    Figure 2. Installing the expansion card in the expansion card riser
    This figure shows installing the PERC card in the expansion card riser.
    1. PERC card
    2. expansion card connector on the riser
    3. touch point (2)
    4. expansion card riser
    5. LED connector on the system board
    6. LED cable
    7. LED connector on the PERC card

Next steps

  1. Install the expansion card riser.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.

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