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Remove the chassis air baffle

Use this procedure to remove the chassis air baffle.

Before removing the chassis air baffle:

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

  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. If the server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack.

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

To remove the chassis air baffle, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Chassis air baffle removal

Table 1. Chassis air baffle release latch
1 Release latches
Press the chassis air baffle release latches; then, lift the chassis air baffle out from the server.
For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the chassis air baffle before you install the server into the rack. Operating the server with the chassis air baffle removed might damage server components.

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