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Remove the rear fan

Follow this procedure to remove the 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.
Before removing the rear fan:
  1. Read the safety information and installation guidelines (see Safety and Installation guidelines).

  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

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

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

  5. Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).
    The heat sinks and processor could be very hot. To avoid from burning yourself, wait for a few minutes after turning off the server before you remove the server cover.

To remove the rear fan, complete the following steps:

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

  1. Disconnect the fan cable from the system board.

    Follow the instructions in Internal cable routing and handle the release tab on the connector carefully.

  2. Cut off the four rubber mounts that secure the fan to the chassis from the external side; then, remove the fan.
    Figure 1. Removing the rear fan
    Removing the rear fan
After removing the rear fan:
  1. Install a new rear fan. See (Install the rear fan).

  2. If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube