Remove a fan

Use this information to remove a fan.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety information.

S002
disconnect all power
CAUTION:
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
S009
Attention
CAUTION:
To avoid personal injury, disconnect the fan cables before removing the fan from the device.
Before you remove a fan, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. Remove the node from the enclosure if needed (see Remove a compute node).

  4. Remove the air baffle (see Remove the air baffle).

To remove a fan, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
Figure 1. Fan removal
Fan removal
  1. Press and hold the fan cable latch.
  2. Disconnect the cable from the connector.
  3. Push the fan up from the bottom of the node and lift it out of the fan cage.

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.