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Install a system fan

Use this information to install a system fan.

Before installing a system fan, touch the static-protective package that contains the new system fan to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new system fan out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install a system fan, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 1. System fan installation
Install the system fan.

  1. Align the support holes of the system fan with the two pins in the chassis, and press it straight down until it is seated into place.
    Ensure that the system fan cable is at the side next to the system board.
  2. Connect the system fan cable to the system fan connector on the system board.

After installing the system fan, complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.