Remove the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle.

Before removing the air baffle:
  1. Read Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Power off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the compute node from the chassis (see Remove the compute node from the chassis).

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

To remove the air baffle, complete the following steps:

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

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

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.