[rescue] E4000 Problem

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list at oryx.cc
Wed Jun 20 13:54:15 CDT 2007

I have an E4500 at home.  I ended up using a soft rubber mallet to get 
my side panels off for cleaning.

Jerry Kemp

Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Michael Vergallen wrote:
>>> I've gotten a report of prtdiag for the first time... it states Board 1
>>> : Overtemp ... The question is what can I do about this? I will check
>>> the fans on the PSU's later today.
>> Yep as I guessed the PSU's where dirty as hell... I've cleaned them and
>> that did the trick ...however how do you remove the plastic side pannels
>> on a E4000 to clean the air intake next to the fans because I can't
>> reach the dirt that has built up over time...
> You need to remove the front bezel at the top first, then the sides.  The 
> Enterprise 4000 Rackmount Guide is useful:
> http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/hardware/docs/pdf/802-7249-11.pdf
> Note that those side panels can require a bit of "encouragement" to slide 
> them back.  As a graduate of the Arthur Fonzarelli School of Systems 
> Administration, I suggest a firm, controlled whack with the heel of your 
> hand to slide the side panels back (as the guide suggests, about 3/4"). 
> Then they pop right off.[1]
> And be sure, of course, to have a power/cooling module installed for every 
> two slots that are populated.  The side-to-side cooling of the E4x00's are 
> their only serious flaw, marring an otherwise great server.
> Cheers,
> -- Chris
> [1] The first time we were confronted with the same problem of removing 
> the side panels, I said "Hmmm, what would the Fonz do?" and then proceeded 
> to give the right panel a whack.  It popped right off.  My coworkers were 
> impressed, but I was teased endlessly about the Fonz reference after that.
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