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Install the front system fan

Follow instructions in this section to install the front system fan.

About this task

To avoid potential danger, read and follow the following safety statements.
  • S002
    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.
  • S009
    To avoid personal injury, disconnect the fan cables before removing the fan from the device.
  • S017
    moving parts
    Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
  • S033
    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.

  • Read the Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


  1. Align the four tabs of the front system fan with the corresponding slots in the mounting area, and align the two posts of the fan with the corresponding slots in the inner side of the chassis.
  2. Carefully slide the front system fan into the chassis until it snaps into place.
    Make sure the cables do not interfere with the two posts of the front system fan.
    Figure 1. Installing the front system fan
    Installing the front system fan
  3. Connect the front system fan power cable to the Fan 1 or Fan 4 connector on the system board. See System-board components and Fan power cable.

After this task is completed

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube