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Replacing a thermal kit (hot-swap fan)

Use this information to replace a thermal kit (hot-swap fan)

The server comes standard with five or six dual-motor hot-swap cooling fans. When there is one microprocessor installed, install fan 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 for 3.5-inch-drive server model, and install fan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 for 2.5-inch-drive server model.

To ensure proper operation, replace a failed hot-swap fan within 30 seconds.

To replace a hot-swap fan, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  3. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new fan to any unpainted metal surface on the server. Then, remove the new fan from the package.
  4. Orient the fan over the fan slot in the fan assembly bracket so that the fan connector aligns with the connector on the system board.
    Figure 1. Fan installation (1)
    Fan installation (1)
  5. Insert the fan into the fan slot in the fan assembly bracket and press it down until it is seated correctly in the slot and the fan connector is installed correctly to the connector on the system board.
    Figure 2. Fan installation (2)
    Fan installation (2)
    Make sure that the newly-installed fan aligns horizontally with other correctly-seated fans for proper installation.
  6. Reinstall the cover (see Replacing the cover).
  7. Slide the server into the rack.