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Remove a fan cage (upper tray)

The upper fan cage is in the upper compute tray or optional storage tray that is accessed from the front of the server. After removing the upper tray, turn it upside down, press the fan cage releases, and pull the fan cage toward the front of the 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 an upper fan cage:
  1. Remove the front cover. See Remove the front cover.

  2. Remove the upper compute tray or storage tray. See Remove a compute tray or Remove a storage tray.

  3. If you removed a compute tray and it has one or more compute system boards or a system board filler installed, remove the system boards or system board filler. See Remove a system board or Remove a system board filler.

  4. Turn the tray upside down.

Complete the following steps to remove an upper fan cage.

Figure 1. Upper fan cage removal
Upper fan cage removal

  1. Press the button on each compute or storage 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 or storage 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