In the front of the chassis, the upper fan tray is located above
the card cage, and the lower fan tray is located below the card cage.
Each fan tray weighs about 7 lb (3.2 kg).
To remove the upper or lower fan tray (see Figure 5 and Figure 6, which illustrate
the upper and lower fan trays):
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.
Unwrap any cables
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
If removing the lower front fan tray, simultaneously
pull the two releases labelled PULL on the cable management system.
Lift it up and outward to lock it in place.
Loosen the captive screw on each side of the fan
Grasp both sides of the fan tray and pull it out
approximately 1 to 3 inches.
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
Pause for approximately 15 seconds to allow the
fans to stop spinning.
When the fans stop spinning, press on the two latches
located on the inside of the fan tray.
Place one hand under the fan tray to support it
and pull the fan tray completely out of the chassis.