Manual Chapter : Replace the fan tray

Applies To:

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  • 1.7.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.0, 1.2.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.0
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Replace the fan tray

To ensure that you can easily access the fan tray, route the power cords away from the fan tray so that the cords do not drape over or cross in front of it.
You do not need special tools and do not need to power down the unit when replacing the fan tray.
Operating the unit without a fan tray for more than 30 seconds might result in performance throttling or a thermal shutdown of the unit.
  1. Locate the fan tray on the back of the chassis.
  2. Loosen the fan tray screws by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips screwdriver.
    The screws that hold the fan tray in place are captive and cannot be removed from the assembly.
  3. Remove the fan tray from the chassis by grasping the handles and pulling straight toward you.
  4. Slide the new fan tray into the fan tray slot.
  5. Tighten the screws into place with a Phillips screwdriver.
    Use 5 inch-pounds (0.6 Newton-meters) of torque on these screws. The fan tray is connected to the system when you tighten the screws completely. Once seated, the fan tray automatically powers up and begins circulating air through the chassis.