Open as PDF
96 Installing System Components
Place the system upright on a flat surface.
Reattach any peripherals and connect the system to an electrical outlet.
Turn on the system and attached peripherals.
Removing the System Fan
WARNING: The system fan can continue to spin for some time after the system
has been powered down. Allow time for the fan to stop spinning before removing
it from the system.
WARNING: Do not attempt to operate the system without the system fan.
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.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 79.
Remove the expansion card stabilizer. See "Removing the Expansion Card
Stabilizer" on page 81.
Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on page 82.
Disconnect the system fan power cable from the system board.
Press the fan release tab and slide the fan out of the securing slots on the
chassis. See Figure 3-13.
book.book Page 96 Monday, August 9, 2010 3:07 PM