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Install a front fan

Use this information to install a front fan.

To install a front fan, complete the following steps:

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  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube

  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new front fan to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new front fan out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Align the pins on the front fan with the corresponding holes in the chassis. Then, pivot the front fan forward until it snaps into place.
    Figure 1. Front fan installation
    Front fan installation

  3. Connect the front fan cable to the corresponding fan connector on the system board. For the location of the system fan connectors, see System board components.

After installing the front fan, complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.