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Remove the front system fan

Use this information to remove the front system fan.

Before removing the front system fan:

  1. If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.

  2. Remove any locking device that secures the server cover, such as a Kensington lock or a pad lock.

  3. Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).

To remove the front system fan, complete the following steps:

  1. Disconnect the fan cable from the system board (see System board components).
  2. Press the two tabs of the front system fan towards each other and carefully slide the fan out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Front system fan removal
    Front system fan removal

After removing the front system fan:

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.

Demo video

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