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Install a system fan

Use this information to install the system fan.

Before installing a system fan:
  1. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.

  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
System fan installation

  1. Press the fan cage bracket to the front of the server.
  2. Position the system fan so that the airflow arrow on the fan points toward the rear of the server, and insert the fan into the bracket. Ensure that the fan is fully seated in its slot in the fan bracket.
    The correct airflow is from the front to the rear of the server.
  3. Connect the fan cable to the system board.

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.