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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Removing A GPU Card

  • 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.
  1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
  2. Open the system.
  3. Lift the GPU-card latch.
  4. Open the baffle.
  5. Grasp the GPU card by its edges and slide out the GPU card at an angle to release it from the connector on the riser card.
  6. Disconnect the cables from the GPU card.
  7. If you are removing the card permanently, install a metal filler bracket over the empty slot opening and close the GPU-card latch.
    • NOTE: You must install a filler bracket over an empty expansion slot to maintain Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
  8. Close the system.
  9. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
    Figure 1. Removing and Installing the GPU Card The figure shows removing and installing of a GPU card.
    1. GPU card latch
    2. baffle
    3. GPU-card locks
    4. expansion-card riser 2
    5. GPU card

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