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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Removing The Network Daughter 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. If installed, remove expansion card(s) from the expansion-card riser 2.
  4. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the two captive screws that secure the network daughter card to the system board.
  5. Hold the network daughter card by the edges on either side of the touch point and lift to remove it from the connector on the system board.
  6. Slide the network daughter card away from the back of the system until the NIC connectors are clear of the slot in the back panel.
  7. Lift the network daughter card out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Removing and Installing the Network Daughter Card The figure shows removing and installing the network daughter card.
    1. captive screw sockets (2)
    2. connector on the system board
    3. captive screws (2)
    4. touch point
    5. network daughter card
    6. back panel slot for RJ-45 connectors

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