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Remove a fan

Use this information to remove a fan in the enclosure.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.
  • S017
    moving parts
    Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
  • S033
    240VA shock hazard

    Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

The following illustration shows locations of fan fault LEDs. When the LED is lit, it indicates the fan is having problems.
Figure 1. Fan fault LEDs
Fan fault LEDs
Table 1. Fan fault LEDs
1 80x80x80mm fan fault LEDs2 60x60x56mm fan fault LEDs
Before removing a fan:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
    Static electricity that is released to internal solution components when the solution is powered-on might cause the solution to halt, which might result in the loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when you work inside the solution with the power on.
  2. Remove the fan cover (see Remove the fan cover).

    Replace the failed fan and reinstall the fan cover in 3 minutes.

Complete the following steps to remove a fan.

Remove the fan.
  • For a 60x60x56mm fan:

    Squeeze the fan release latches together, and then lift the fan out of the enclosure.

    Figure 2. 60x60x56mm fan removal
    60x60x56mm fan removal
  • For an 80x80x80mm fan:

    1. Carefully pull the cable out from underneath the sheet metal flange.

    2. Disconnect the cable.

    3. Grasp the fan and lift it out of the enclosure.

    Figure 3. 80x80x80mm fan removal
    80x80x80mm fan removal

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube