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Install a system fan

Use this information to install a system fan.

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

To avoid personal injury, disconnect the fan cables before removing the fan from the device.
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.
Before installing a system fan:
  1. Remove the fan filler.

  2. 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.