Dell PowerEdge 2650 (PE2650) Fan Replacement

By Anne Tarantino – Velocity Tech Solutions

For those of you running Dell PowerEdge 2650 servers, prepare yourself. At some point, you may get a fan error. That fan error isn’t anything to be too afraid of. But the fan should be replaced sooner rather than later so your server doesn’t overheat. Typically, there should be an error message that scrolls across your readout that says “Error, fan # __”

Well, that should be easy enough; You open your server and… GASP! Which fan is which? For all of you middle-aged people like me out there, don’t worry. You won’t have to get your cheaters AND a magnifying glass out. We have some help for you here.

There are 2 kinds of Dell PowerEdge 2650 servers. One runs at 400Mhz and the other at 533Mhz. The only way to visually tell the difference between them is this: the 400Mhz (Fig. A) has a total of 5 fans on it and the 533Mhz (Fig. B) has a total of 7 fans on it, see pictures below.

NOTE: Although there are only 5 fans in the Dell PowerEdge 2650 400Mhz, the numbering system is 1, 2, 3, 4, 7. Fans 5 and 6 are on the 533Mhz only.

PowerEdge 2650 Fans - 533Mhz

B. PowerEdge 2650 Fans – 533Mhz

Fig. 1 - PowerEdge 2650 Fan Locations - 400Mhz

A. PowerEdge 2650 Fans – 400Mhz

Don’t forget to check out the video to this article and our video tutorials at our YouTube channel: velocity783. Have a How-To request? Request your own and we will get right to work on it for you!

Click on the pictures to enlarge them, also check out how to change the fans on our YouTube video.

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