Replacing a fan

Use this information to replace a fan in the server.

The server comes standard with four speed-controlled cooling fans. You must install the fifth and sixth fan when you install the second microprocessor.

Attention: To ensure proper operation, replace a failed fan within 30 seconds.
To install or replace a fan, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server (see Turning off the server) and all attached peripheral devices. Disconnect all power cords; then, disconnect all external cables from the server.
  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 so that the air-flow arrow points to the rear of the server.
    Figure 1. Fan installing
    Fan installing
  5. Lower the fan into the fan slot in the server and ensure that is it seated correctly.
  6. Connect the fan power cable to the connector on the system board.
  7. Install the air baffle (see Replacing the air baffle).
  8. Install the cover (see Replacing the server top cover).
  9. Reconnect the power cord and any cables that you removed.
  10. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.