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Remove a fan

Use this procedure to remove a 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 fan:

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

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

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

  4. Remove the chassis air baffle (see Remove the chassis air baffle).

To remove a fan, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Fan removal

  1. Pinch on the top of the fan, and press on the latch to release the fan from the connector.
  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