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Replacing a T320 Fan Tray

 

The T320 router has two front fan trays. The front fan trays install horizontally in the front of the chassis. Each front fan tray contains six fans. The two front fan trays are interchangeable, but the rear fan tray is not interchangeable with the front fan trays. The fan trays are hot-insertable and hot-removable.

  1. Removing a T320 Front Fan Tray

  2. Installing a T320 Front Fan Tray

  3. Removing a T320 Rear Fan Tray

  4. Installing a T320 Rear Fan Tray

Removing a T320 Front Fan Tray

The upper front fan tray is located above the FPC card cage, and the lower front fan tray is located below the front air filter. Each fan tray weighs about 13.3 lb (6.0 kg).

To remove a front fan tray (see Figure 1):

  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. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage to a T320 Router.
  2. If you are removing the lower fan tray:
    1. Unwrap any PIC cables from the spools on the cable management system and remove the cables from the tray. Arrange the cables so that they do not block the front of the 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.

    2. Simultaneously pull the two releases on the cable management system. Lift it up and outward to lock it in place to access the lower fan tray.
  3. Loosen the captive screws on the corners of the fan tray faceplate.
  4. Grasp the handles 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.

  5. When 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 a Front T320 Fan Tray
Removing a Front
T320 Fan Tray

Installing a T320 Front Fan Tray

To install a 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. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage to a T320 Router.
  2. Grasp the fan tray by its handles and insert it straight into the chassis.
  3. Tighten the captive screws on each side of the fan tray faceplate to secure it in the chassis.
  4. If you are installing the lower fan tray, follow these steps:
    1. Unlock the cable management system and lower it to the fully lowered position.
    2. Rearrange the PIC cables in the cable management system. For more information about proper cable arrangement, see Maintaining T320 PICs and PIC Cables.
Figure 2: Installing a Front T320 Fan Tray
Installing a
Front T320 Fan Tray

Removing a T320 Rear Fan Tray

The rear fan tray is mounted vertically on the right side of the rear of the chassis. The rear fan tray contains five fans. The fan tray weighs about 7.3 lb (3.3 kg).

Caution

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

To remove the rear fan tray (see Figure 3):

  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. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage to a T320 Router.
  2. Loosen the captive screws on the top and bottom of the fan tray faceplate, using a Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2.
  3. Grasp the handles 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. When the fans stop spinning, grasp the handles and pull the fan tray completely out of the chassis.
Figure 3: Removing a Rear T320 Fan Tray
Removing a Rear
T320 Fan Tray

Installing a T320 Rear Fan Tray

To install a replacement rear fan tray (see Figure 4):

  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. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage to a T320 Router.
  2. Grasp the fan tray by its handles and insert it straight into the chassis.
  3. Tighten the captive screws on the fan tray faceplate to secure it in the chassis, using a Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2.
Figure 4: Installing a Rear T320 Fan Tray
Installing a
Rear T320 Fan Tray