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Oracle® Server X5-2 Service Manual

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Updated: January 2018

Remove a Fan Module

You do not have to power off the server to service the fan modules.

You should not begin this procedure unless you have a replacement fan and you are ready to install it right away.

  1. Extend the server to the maintenance position.

    See Extend the Server to the Maintenance Position.

  2. To access the fan modules, open the server fan door.

    See Open the Server Fan Door.


    Caution  -  Close the server fan door within 60 seconds to maintain adequate airflow to properly cool the server. Leaving the door open for more than 60 seconds, while the server is running, might cause the server to overheat and shut down.

  3. Identify the faulty fan module.

    Each fan module has a status indicator (LED). If the LED is off, the fan is good. If the LED is lit amber, the fan has failed. The LEDs are located on the chassis mid-wall adjacent to and aligned with the fan modules, as shown in the following figure.

    image:Graphic showing the fan module status                                 LEDs
    Status Indicator Name
    State Meaning
    Fan Module Status
    • Off – The fan module is correctly installed and operating within specification.

    • Amber – The fan module is faulty. The front TOP FAN LED and the front and rear panel Service Required LEDs are also lit if the system detects a fan module fault.

  4. Remove the faulty fan module.
    1. Using your thumb and forefinger, grasp the fan module in the finger recesses located in the plastic between the fans.
    2. Lift the fan module straight up and out of the chassis.


      Caution  -  When removing a fan module, do not rock it back and forth. Rocking a fan module can cause damage to the motherboard connectors.

      image:Graphic showing removal of a fan                                         module.
  5. Set the fan module aside.


    Caution  -  Do not service any other components in the fan compartment unless the system is shut down and the power cords are removed.

  6. Consider your next step:
    • If you removed the fan assembly as part of another procedure, return to that procedure.

    • Otherwise, continue to Install a Fan Module.

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