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Remove the air baffle

If you intend to install hardware options in the server, you must first remove the air baffle from the server.

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.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.

Before removing the air baffle, if there is a RAID super capacitor module installed on the air baffle, disconnect the RAID super capacitor module cable first.

To remove the air baffle, complete the following step:

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

Lift up the front end of the air baffle until the rear end of the air baffle is disengaged from the chassis. Then, remove the air baffle out of the chassis.
Figure 1. Air baffle removal
Air baffle removal

For proper cooling and airflow, install the air baffle before you turn on the server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components.