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Install a power-supply-unit air baffle

Use this information to understand how to install a power-supply-unit air baffle.

About this task

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.


Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding systems.

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  • A video of this procedure is available on YouTube.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Install the power-supply-unit air baffle.
    Figure 1. Power-supply-unit air baffle installation

    1. Align the screw holes on the air baffle and the chassis, and put the air baffle down.
    2. Tighten the screw and ensure that the air baffle is secured in place.

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