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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.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
Before installing a system fan:
  • Remove the fan filler.

  • 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. Align the two holes in the system fan with the two pins on the chassis.
  2. Press the system fan down until it is seated correctly in the slot. Ensure that the fan connector is installed correctly to the connector on the system board.