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Removing the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle from the server.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component or installing an optional device in the server, you need to slide the server out from the rack enclosure, turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To remove the air baffle, complete the following steps.

  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  2. Place your fingers under the front and back of the top of the air baffle; then, lift the air baffle out of the server.
    Figure 1. Air baffle removal
    Air baffle removal
    For proper cooling and airflow, replace the air baffle before you turn on the server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components.