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Install a memory air baffle

Memory air baffles are in the system boards that are accessed from the front of the server.

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.
Make sure that all server power cords are disconnected from their power sources before performing this procedure.

Complete the following steps to install a memory air baffle:

Figure 1. Memory baffle installation
Memory air baffle installation
To prevent damage to memory modules and memory module sockets, you must open the retaining clips at both ends of each memory module.
Each memory air baffle spans six memory modules.

  1. Make sure that all six pairs of memory module connector retaining clips spanning the memory air baffle are open.
  2. Hold the memory air baffle so the REQUIRED FOR COOLING text on the baffle is right-side up and facing away from the memory modules; then, slide the lower half of the slots in the air baffle over the memory module connector retaining clips.
  3. Slide the air baffle up and over the memory module retaining clips until the air baffle is positioned on the surface of the compute system board.
  4. Make sure that each memory module aligns with its connector; then, seat each memory module. See Install a memory module for more information.
    Make sure that all memory module connector retaining clips spanning the memory air baffle are closed, even if a memory module is not installed in the connector.
  5. After installing each memory baffle, make sure that it is secure by attempting to lift and remove it. Installation of the air baffle was performed correctly if the air baffle remains in place.
  6. If you are installing additional memory air baffles, do so now.

After you install a memory air baffle:

  1. Install the upper system board or system board filler, if it was removed. See Install a system board.

  2. Install the compute tray where the system board is installed. See Install a compute tray.

  3. Install the front cover. See Install the front cover

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube