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Replacing the front fan assembly - ThinkStation E20 (type 4215, 4219, 4220, 4221, 4222)
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This section provides instructions on how to replace the front fan assembly.

Note: Not all computers have the front fan assembly.

To replace the front fan assembly, do the following:

  1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
  2. Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the computer cover".
  3. Remove the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".
  4. Disconnect the front fan assembly cable from the power fan connector on the system board. See "Locating parts on the system board".
    Note: If your computer has a secondary hard disk drive installed, remove the secondary hard disk drive to get easier access to the power fan connector on the system board. See "Replacing the secondary hard disk drive".
  5. Release the two tabs (1) that attach the front fan assembly to the chassis as shown and then completely remove the front fan from the chassis.

Removing the front fan assembly

  1. Insert the two tabs (2) of the new front fan assembly into the corresponding holes in the chassis, and press the other two tabs (1) through the holes until the front fan assembly is secured in place.

Installing the front fan assembly

  1. Connect the front fan assembly cable to the power fan connector on the system board.
  2. Reinstall the secondary hard disk drive if removed. See "Replacing the secondary hard disk drive".
  3. To complete the replacement, go to "Completing the FRU replacement".
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