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Remove a system fan

Use this information to remove a system fan. You can remove 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 removing a system fan, remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

To remove a system fan, complete the following step:

Figure 1. System fan removal
System fan removal

Grasp the fan tabs on both ends of the system fan and carefully lift the system fan out of the server.
After you finish
  • Install a new system fan. See Install a system fan.

  • If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube