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Remove the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle.

Before you remove the air baffle, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. If server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack.

  4. Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).

To remove the air baffle, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Air baffle removal
Air baffle removal
Lift the air baffle up and set it aside.
For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you turn on the server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components.

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.