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Remove a front fan

Use this information to remove a front fan.

Before removing a front fan:
  1. If the server is installed in a rack, extend the server from the rack.

  2. Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.

  3. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.

To remove a front 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.
  2. Press down the release tab and pivot the front fan as shown. Then, take the front fan out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Front fan removal
    Front fan removal

After removing the front fan:
  1. Install either a new front fan or a fan filler for proper air flow. See Install a front fan.

  2. If you are instructed to return the old front fan, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.