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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.

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.