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Replacing the T1600 Quiet Rear Fan Tray

 

The rear fan tray is mounted vertically on the right side of the rear of the chassis. The quiet rear fan tray contains eight fans, and is not interchangeable with the front fan trays. The quiet rear fan tray must be used in conjunction with the quiet front fan trays. The quiet rear fan tray weighs about 10 lb (4.5 kg).

  1. Removing the Quiet Rear Fan Tray

  2. Installing the Quiet Rear Fan Tray

Removing the Quiet Rear Fan Tray

Caution

To maintain proper cooling, do not operate the router with the rear fan tray removed for more than 1 minute.

To remove the quiet rear fan tray (see Figure 1):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to an approved site ESD grounding point.
  2. Loosen the captive screws on the top and bottom of the fan tray faceplate.
  3. Grasp the handles on the faceplate, and pull the fan tray halfway out of the chassis.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.

  4. Wait for all fans to stop spinning.
  5. After the fans stop spinning, 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 Rear Fan Tray
Removing the Quiet
Rear Fan Tray

Installing the Quiet Rear Fan Tray

To install a replacement quiet rear 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 rear fan tray labeled REAR FANTRAY FAN-R-S.
  3. Grasp the fan tray by its handles and insert it straight into the chassis.
  4. Tighten the captive screws on the fan tray faceplate to secure it in the chassis, using a Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2.
Figure 2: Installing the Quiet Rear Fan Tray
Installing
the Quiet Rear Fan Tray