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Install the thermal sensor

Follow this procedure to install the thermal sensor.

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 thermal sensor.
    1. From the inside of the chassis, attach the end of the thermal sensor to the corresponding slot on the front of the chassis.
    2. From inside of the chassis, push the thermal sensor into the slot.
    3. Make sure the thermal sensor is secured in place.
      Figure 1. Installing the thermal sensor
      Installing the thermal sensor
  2. Connect the thermal sensor cable to the system board. To locate the connector on the system board, see Internal cable routing.
    Figure 2. Connecting the thermal sensor cable
    Connecting the thermal sensor cable
After you finish
  1. If an M.2 drive was removed, reinstall the M.2 drive, see Install an M.2 drive.

    The thermal sensor cable should be placed under the M.2 drive.
  2. Reinstall the front fan, see Install the fan (front and rear).

  3. Reinstall the front bezel, see Install the front bezel.

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