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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Installing An Expansion Card Into The Expansion-Card Riser 1

  • 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 came with the product.
  • NOTE: The expansion-card riser 1 can be used only when both the processors are installed.
  1. Unpack the expansion card and prepare it for installation. For instructions, see the documentation accompanying the card.
  2. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
  3. Open the system.
  4. Remove the expansion-card riser.
  5. Press tab A and rotate the latch clockwise.
  6. Press tab B and rotate the latch down.
  7. Holding the card by its edges, position the card so that the card-edge connector aligns with the expansion-card connector.
  8. Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion-card connector until the card is fully seated.
  9. Close the expansion-card latches.
  10. If applicable, connect any cables to the expansion card.
  11. Install the expansion-card riser.
  12. Close the system.
  13. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
  14. Install any device drivers required for the card as described in the documentation for the card.

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