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Remove the fan cage assembly

Use this procedure to remove the fan cage assembly.

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.

Before removing the fan cage assembly:

  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).

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

To remove the fan cage assembly, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
Figure 1. Fan cage assembly removal

  1. Lift and rotate the fan cage release latches to disengage the fan cage assembly from the server.
  2. Lift the fan cage assembly from the server.

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.