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Install a power-supply-unit air duct

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

About this task

shock hazard
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the label is attached.

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

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.

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


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

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

After you finish