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Remove a fan cage (lower tray)

The lower fan cage is in the lower compute tray that is accessed from the front of the server. After removing the lower compute tray, press the fan cage releases and pull the fan cage toward the front of the compute tray to remove it; then, disconnect the fan cage electrical connector.

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.
Before you remove a lower fan cage:
  1. Remove the front cover. See Remove the front cover.

  2. Remove the lower compute tray. See Remove a compute tray.

Complete the following steps to remove a lower fan cage.

Figure 1. Lower fan cage removal
Lower fan cage removal

  1. Press the button on each compute tray release lever; then, rotate the release levers until they are perpendicular to the tray.
  2. Press the fan cage releases at either side of the fan cage; then, pull the fan cage toward the front of the compute tray and lift the cage slightly to access the connector on the underside of the fan cage.
  3. Disconnect the cable from the connector 1 in the underside of the fan cage.
    To prevent damage to components, lift the fan cage straight up when removing it from the tray.
  4. Lift and remove the fan cage from the tray.

If you are instructed to return the fan cage, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube