Remove the air baffle

Use this information to remove the air baffle.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.
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    hot surface
    CAUTION:
    Hot surface nearby.
Before you remove the air baffle, 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).

To remove the air baffle, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the 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 server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components.

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.