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Remove the rear system fan

Use this information to remove the rear system fan.

Before removing the rear 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 rear 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 rear system fan towards each other and carefully slide the fan out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Rear system fan removal
    Rear system fan removal

After removing the rear 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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