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Install the fan board

Use this information to install the fan board.

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

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • 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 system.

Before installing the fan board, touch the static-protective package that contains the new fan board to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new fan board out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install the fan board, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Fan board installation
Fan board installation

  1. Gently hold and lower the fan board into the system board tray.
  2. Install the four screws and the lift hand to secure the fan board.
  3. Install the screw of the air baffle.
  4. Install the Small air baffle to the system board tray.
After installing the fan board:
  1. Connect the fan board power cable, sideband cable, and other cables you disconnected before. See Internal cable routing.

  2. Install the system fans. See Install a system fan.

  3. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube