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Remove the bottom air baffle

Follow instructions in this section to remove the bottom air baffle.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
hot surface
Hot surface nearby.


  1. Make preparation for this task.
    1. Remove the bottom cover. See Remove the bottom cover.
  2. Pinch the blue touch points on both sides of the air baffle; then, lift the air baffle to remove it.

    For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before powering on the server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components.

    Figure 1. Removing the air baffle

After this task is completed

  • 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

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