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Install the fan board

Follow instructions in this section to install the fan board.

About this task


This task must be operated by trained technicians that are certified by Lenovo Service. Do no attempt to remove or install it without proper training and qualification.

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

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • 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.


Figure 1. Fan board installation
Fan board installation

  1. Gently hold and lower the fan board into the system board tray.
  2. Install the screws to secure the fan board.
  3. Connect the fan power and fan sideband cables. See Connections between the processor board and fan board.

After you finish

  1. Install the system board assembly into the chassis. See Install the system I/O board or processor board.

  2. Install the fan cage. See Install the system fan cage.

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

  4. Install the T-shape heat sink if have removed it. See Install a heat sink.

  5. Install the middle drive cage if you have removed it. See Middle drive cage and drive backplane replacement.

  6. Install the air baffle if you have removed it. See Install the air baffle.

  7. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube