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Remove a hot-swap fan

Use this procedure to remove a hot-swap fan.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

Before removing a hot-swap-fan:

  1. Read the safety information and installation guidelines (see Safety and Installation Guidelines).

  2. If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack.

  3. Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).

To remove a hot-swap-fan, complete the following steps:

  1. Pinch on the top of the fan, and press on the latch to release the fan from the connector.
    Figure 1. Hot-swap fan removal

    When replacing a fan with power on, complete the replacement within 30 seconds to ensure proper operation.
  2. Lift the fan out from the fan cage.

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