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Install a front fan

Use this information to install a front fan.

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

To avoid personal injury, disconnect the fan cables before removing the fan from the device.
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.

To install a front fan, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure
  • 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.