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Remove the heat sink

Use this information to remove the heat sink. This procedure must be executed by a trained technician.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.
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Before you remove the heat sink, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. Remove the node from the enclosure if needed (see Remove a node).


  1. Fully loosen the Torx T30 captive fasteners on the processor-heat-sink module in the removal sequence shown on the heat-sink label.
  2. Lift evenly and remove the heat sink from the server.
    Figure 1. Heat sink removal
    Heat sink removal

If you are instructed to return the defective component, please package the part to prevent any shipping damage. Reuse the packaging the new part arrived in and follow all packaging instructions.

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