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Dell PowerEdge R720 and R720xd Owner's Manual

Removing A Cooling Fan

  • WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose you to a risk of electric shock. Exercise utmost care while removing or installing cooling fans.
  • CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • CAUTION: The cooling fans are hot-swappable. To maintain proper cooling while the system is on, replace only one fan at a time.
  • CAUTION: Do not operate the system with the cover removed for a duration exceeding five minutes.
  • NOTE: The procedure for removing each fan is identical.
  1. Open the system.
  2. Press the fan release tab and lift the cooling fan out of the cooling-fan assembly.
Figure 1. Removing and Installing a Cooling Fan The figure shows removing and installing a cooling fan.
  1. cooling-fan assembly
  2. fan release tab
  3. cooling fans (6)
  4. cooling-fan connectors (6)

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