Remove the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety information.
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    hot surface
    CAUTION:
    Hot surface nearby.
Before you remove the air baffle, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines and Safety to ensure that you work safely.

  2. If the compute node is installed in a chassis, remove it (see Remove a compute node for instructions).

  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface with the cover side down, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  4. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To remove the air baffle, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
Figure 1. Air baffle removal
Graphic illustrating the removal of the air baffle

Lift the air baffle up and set it aside.
Attention: For proper cooling and airflow, reinstall the air baffle before you insert the compute node into the chassis. Operating the compute node with the air baffle removed might damage compute node components.

If you are instructed to return the air baffle, follow all of the packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.