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Remove the fan cage

Follow instructions in this section to remove the fan cage.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.


  1. Make preparation for this task.
    1. Remove the front top cover. See Remove the front top cover.
    2. Remove all of the fans. See Remove a fan.
  2. Remove the fan cage.
    1. Rotate the two release latches on the fan cage up to disengage it from the chassis.
    2. Hold the handles, and lift the fan cage out of the chassis.
      Figure 1. Fan cage removal
      Fan cage removal

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube