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Install a system fan

Use this information to install a system fan. You can install a hot-swap fan without powering off the server, which helps you avoid significant interruption to the operation of the system.

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.

Before installing a system fan, 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.

See Technical rules for system fans before you install system fans.

To install a system fan, complete the following steps:

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.
After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube