Remove a system fan
Use this information to remove a system fan.
Before removing a system fan:
Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.
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
- Disconnect the system fan cable from the system board.
- Grasp the system fan with your index finger and thumb and carefully lift it straight up.
After removing the system fan:
Install a new fan to cover the fan bay.
If you are instructed to return the old system fan, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.