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Remove the fan board

Use this information to remove the fan board.

Before removing the fan board:
  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

  2. If your server comes with an air baffle, remove it first. See Remove the air baffle.

  3. If your server comes with a middle drive cage, remove it first. See Middle drive cage replacement.

  4. Remove system fans. See Remove a system fan.

  5. Remove the system fan cage. See Remove the system fan cage.

  6. Disconnect fan power and fan sideband cables from the fan board.

  7. Move or disconnect other cables that go right over the fan board.

To remove the fan board, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Fan board removal
Fan board removal

  1. Remove the five screws from the fan board.
  2. Gently hold and lift the fan board from the system board tray.

If you are instructed to return the old fan board, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube