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Remove the system fan cage

Use this information to remove the system fan cage.

Before removing the system fan cage:
  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

  2. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.

  3. If you are replacing the system fan cage, remove all system fans first. See Remove a system fan. If you are removing the system fan cage to access other components, you can remove it with the system fans installed.

To remove the system fan cage, complete the following step:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Press the latches at both sides to release the system fan cage and carefully lift it straight up and out of the chassis.
Figure 1. System fan cage removal
System fan cage removal