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Remove a hot-swap fan

Use this information to remove a hot-swap fan.

About this task

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.

  • Read the Installation Guidelines 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.


Figure 1. Hot-swap fan removal
Hot-swap fan removal

  1. Press and hold the orange latch to release the fan from the socket.
  2. Grasp the fan and carefully pull it out of the enclosure.
    • When replacing a fan with power on, complete the replacement within 30 seconds to ensure proper operation

    • To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the DA240 Enclosure without a fan or fan filler installed in each socket.

After you finish

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube