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PowerEdge 2400 CPU Fan Hot Swappable?

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Does anyone here know if the PE2400 CPU fan (the big one that's fixed to the back of the case) is hot swappable?
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by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
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Replacement requires open case and remove processor air conduct. I think better is shutdown machine.
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by:dlancelot
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Wanderson75;

Wouldn't the downtime your client is experience waiting for you to replace the fan that may contribute to the system overheating be more important than waiting for an answer here on EE...so a timed shutdown over say the lunchhour make more sense?  If not, call Dell enterprise support:

online chat link here:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/contact_technical_support?c=us&l=en&s=gen

OR, punch in your service tag here to get phone support:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/byphone_prod?c=us&l=en&s=gen
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I do not believe the CPU fan is.


I am confirming the literature, but I do not believe that model has HS CPU fans.  

Intel had a box about that same era that had chassis fans that were HS and used a tunnel to cool the CPU, but to completely replace a CPU fan with power on....I'd say no.

BUt I'll see if I can pinpoint that in tech specs
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I'm honestly not worried about the system overheating since the CPU's are running at 35-40C with the fan offline (warning is 70C and failure is 75C).  But obviously you have to weigh your options.  If it was hot swap it would make life easier because that equals no downtime.
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by:dlancelot
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I suppose, in that case Wanderson, I'd wait until the office is closed, and perform the work then, and not waste my time pining over whether it's hot swap or not, as my time when I'm on site is at a premium
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They are not hot-swap/plug fans.  While it usually won't damage anything to simply remove it "hot", it would not be recommended, as the system may freak out on you.  You "should" power it off to remove/reseat/replace the fans.

Nearly all systems newer than the 2400 have hot-swap fans.
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by:wanderson75
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dlacelot: Of course, if it's hot swappable, then I don't have to be late for dinner either.  Eh?

Thanks for the help guys.  I'll schedule the outage.
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lol, I suppose, when I was on site, I was single, so working 80 hr. weeks was lucrative
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LOL...yeah.  I remember those days.  Then bosses got smart and made me work salary. :-p
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