Remove the air baffle
Use this information to remove the air baffle.
About this task
Depending on the model, your server might not have an air baffle installed. The air baffle you want to remove might be different from the following illustrations, but the removal method is the same.
Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.
Watch the procedure
- A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- If there is a RAID flash power module installed on the bottom of the air baffle, disconnect the RAID flash power module cable first.
- Grasp the air baffle and carefully lift it out of the server.Figure 1. Air baffle removalAttentionFor proper cooling and airflow, install the air baffle before you power on the server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components.
After you finish
Install any options that you have purchased.