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Installing The Pcie Cage Door; Removing The Pcie Cage - Dell PowerEdge VRTX Owner's Manual

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Installing The PCIe Cage Door

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.
Align the tabs on the PCIe cage door with the slots on the chassis in an orientation as shown in the image.
2.
Slide the cage door toward the front of the system until the tabs engage with the chassis slots.
3.
Lower the other side of the PCIe cage door into the chassis, until it is firmly seated.
4.
Close the system.

Removing The PCIe Cage

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: If the system is in the rack mode, the rack door may prevent the removal and installation of the PCIe cage.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the server modules using the operating system commands or the CMC.
3.
Turn off the enclosure, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the enclosure from the electrical outlet.
4.
To reduce the chassis weight, remove the following (if required):
a) hard drives
b) server modules
c) power supplies
5.
If applicable, rotate the system feet inward and lay the system on its side on a flat stable surface, with the cover
release latch side on top.
6.
Open the system.
7.
Open the PCIe cage door.
8.
Remove the cooling shroud.
9.
Remove the cooling-fan assembly.
NOTE: It is recommended that you remove the CMC cards before removing the PCIe cage.
10. Rotate the release latch to open position to unlock the PCIe cage from the chassis.
11. Loosen the two screws securing the PCIe cage to the chassis, until they disengage from the chassis.
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