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Replacing the T1600 Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray

 

The lower front fan tray is located below the front air filter. Each quiet front fan tray weighs about 17.8 lb (8.1 kg). The fan trays are hot-insertable and hot-removable. The quiet upper and lower fan trays are not interchangeable with each other. The quiet lower front fan tray is labeled FAN-T-FBOT-S LOWER FANTRAY.

  1. Removing the T1600 Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray

  2. Installing the T1600 Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray

Removing the T1600 Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray

To remove the quiet lower front fan tray:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Unwrap any PIC cables from the spools on the front cable management system and remove the cables from the tray. Arrange the cables so that they do not block the front cable management system and tray, and secure them with temporary fasteners so that they are not supporting their own weight as they hang from the connector.Caution

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

  3. Simultaneously pull the two releases on the front cable management system. Lift it up and outward to lock it in place to access the lower fan tray.
  4. Rearrange the PIC cables in the front cable management system. For more information about proper cable arrangement, see Maintaining T1600 PICs and PIC Cables.
  5. Loosen the captive screws on the corners of the fan tray faceplate.
  6. Grasp the handles on the faceplate, and pull the fan tray out of the chassis approximately 1 to 3 inches. Warning

    To avoid injury, keep tools and your fingers away from the fans as you slide the fan tray out of the chassis. The fans might still be spinning.

  7. Wait for all fans to stop spinning. Warning

    Rotating blades can cause serious injury. Allow fan blades to stop before you remove the fan tray.

  8. After the fans stop spinning, press up on the two latches located on each side of the fan tray to release the fan tray from the chassis (see Figure 1).
  9. Place one hand under the fan tray to support it and pull the fan tray completely out of the chassis.
Figure 1: Removing the Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray
Removing
the Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray

Installing the T1600 Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray

To install a quiet lower front fan tray see Figure 2:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Locate a replacement quiet lower fan tray labeled FAN-T-FBOT-S LOWER FANTRAY.
  3. Press the two latches located on each side of the quiet lower front fan tray up, and insert the quiet lower front fan tray straight into the lower front fan tray slot.
  4. Tighten the captive screws on each side of the quiet lower front fan tray faceplate to secure it to the chassis.
  5. Unlock the front cable management system and lower it to the fully lowered position.
  6. Rearrange the PIC cables in the front cable management system. For more information about proper cable arrangement, see Maintaining T1600 PICs and PIC Cables.
Figure 2: Installing the Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray
Installing
the Quiet Lower Front Fan Tray