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Remove the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle.

About this task
  • Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

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


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Lift the air baffle up and set it aside.
    Figure 1. Air baffle removal
    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.

    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.

Demo video

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