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Remove a fan

Use this information to remove a fan.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety information.

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.
To avoid personal injury, disconnect the fan cables before removing the fan from the device.
Before you remove a fan, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following section(s) 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).

  5. Remove the air baffle if you are removing fan 1 and fan 2 (see Remove the air baffle).

To remove a fan, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Fan removal
Fan removal
  1. Press and hold the fan cable latch.
  2. Disconnect the cable from the connector.
  3. Lift the fan out from the fan cage.

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube