Remove the air baffle
Use this information to remove the air baffle.
About this task
Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.
Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.
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.
- Prepare your server.
- (Only for GPU air baffle) Remove the air baffle fillers or extenders (if any).
- Grasp the air baffle and carefully lift it out of the server. Figure 1. Removal of the standard air baffleFigure 2. Removal of the GPU air baffleAttentionFor 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.
- If you are using 1U standard heat sinks and need to change to 2U standard or performance heat sinks, remove the fillers from the air baffle after air baffle removal.Figure 3. Removal of the fillers from standard air baffle
After you finish
If you have removed a RAID super capacitor module, reinstall it and connect it to the RAID adapter with the extension cable. SeeInstall a super capacitor module on the air baffle.
If you have removed a GPU, reinstall it. See Install a GPU adapter.
Reinstall the standard or GPU air baffle if needed. See Install the air baffle.
Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.