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Remove the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle.

About this task



  1. Remove the compute node cover to make preparations for your compute node. See Remove the compute node cover
  2. If there is an M.2 backplane assembly installed on the air baffle, disconnect the M.2 cables from the M.2 backplane. See Step 3 in Remove the M.2 backplane assembly.
  3. Lift up the air baffle and set it aside.
    Figure 1. Air baffle removal
    Air baffle removal
After you finish

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.

  • For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you turn on the compute node. Operating the compute node without the air baffle installed might damage compute node components.

  • To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the compute node without an M.2 backplane assembly or an M.2 backplane assembly filler installed on the air baffle.

Demo video

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