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Install the fan (front and rear)

Follow this procedure to install the front fan or rear fan.

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.
About this task
  1. Read Safety inspection checklist and Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. 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.

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


  1. Install the front fan or rear fan.
    1. Align the four rubber mounts on the fan with the corresponding holes on the chassis.
    2. With a pair of pliers, gently pull the tips of the four rubber mounts though the holes until the fan is secured to the chassis.
      Figure 1. Installing the front fan or the rear fan
      Installing the front fan or the rear fan
      Make sure the rubber mounts are fully pulled out of the holes to secure the fans steadily to the chassis.
      Figure 2. Front fan and rear fan rubber mounts installation
      Front fan and rear fan rubber mounts installation
  2. Connect the fan cable to the system board, see Internal cable routing.
After you finish
  1. (Removing the front fan only) Reinstall the front bezel, see Install the front bezel.

  2. Proceed to complete the parts replacement, see Complete the parts replacement.