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Remove the rear fan

Use this information to remove the rear fan.

Before removing the rear 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 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.
  2. Press down the release tab and pivot the rear fan away from the chassis. Then, take the rear fan out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Rear fan removal
    Rear fan removal

After removing the rear fan:
  1. Install a new rear fan to replace the old one. See Install the rear fan.

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