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Remove the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle.

Before removing the air baffle:
  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

  2. If there is a RAID super capacitor module installed on the air baffle, disconnect the RAID super capacitor module cable first.

  3. If there is a GPU installed on the air baffle, remove the GPU first. See Remove a GPU adapter.

To remove the air baffle, complete the following step:

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation and removal process is available at YouTube

Grasp the air baffle and carefully lift it out of the server.
The illustration shows removing the standard air baffle. The procedure is the same for removing the other air baffles.
Figure 1. Removal of the standard air baffle
Removal of the standard air baffle

For proper cooling and airflow, install the air baffle before you turn on the server. Operating the server without the air baffle might damage server components.