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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.

  • Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack.


  1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
  2. Loosen screw 1 and 2:
    1. Partially loosen screw 1.
    2. Fully loosen screw 2.
    3. Fully loosen screw 1.
    1. Gently remove the four screws to avoid any possible damage to the system board.

    2. Always keep the four screws attached to the heat sink.

    3. Do not touch the thermal grease while handling the heat sink.

  3. Loosen screw 3 and 4:
    1. Partially loosen screw 3.
    2. Fully loosen screw 4.
    3. Fully loosen screw 3.
    Figure 1. Heat sink removal
    Heat sink removal
  4. Lift evenly and remove the heat sink from the server.

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube