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Removing the DIMM air baffle

Use this information to remove the DIMM air baffle.

To remove the DIMM air baffle, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect all power cords and external cables if necessary.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Grasp the DIMM air baffle and lift the baffle up, making sure that the pin comes out of the pin hole on the system board to the left of DIMM connector 8.
    Figure 1. DIMM air baffle removal
    DIMM air baffle removal
  5. Remove it from the server and set it aside.
    For proper cooling and airflow, replace the air baffle before you turn on the server. Operating the server with an air baffle removed might damage server components.