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Remove a system fan

Use this information to remove a system fan.

To remove a system fan, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 1. System fan removal
Remove the system fan.

  1. Disconnect the system fan cable from the system board.
  2. Grasp the system fan with your index finger and thumb and carefully lift it straight up.
After removing the system fan:
  1. Install a new fan to cover the fan bay.

  2. If you are instructed to return the old system fan, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.