Removing a 40 mm fan module

Use these instructions to remove a 40 mm fan module from the Flex System Carrier-Grade chassis.

Attention: Do not operate the chassis for an extended period of time without both 40 mm fan modules installed. If you remove a 40 mm fan module, install a new 40 mm fan module within 5 minutes to maintain adequate cooling.

To remove a 40 mm fan, complete the following steps.

Graphic showing the installation of a 40 mm fan module

  1. Grasp the fan module handle and press the release tab.
  2. Slide the fan module out of the chassis and place it on a flat, static-protective surface.
    Note: When you remove a fan module from the chassis, the remaining fan modules will begin to run at full speed, which will be clearly audible.