Remove a DIMM
Use this information to remove a DIMM.
Always wear an electrostatic-discharge strap when removing or installing memory modules. Electrostatic-discharge gloves can also be used.
Never hold two or more memory modules together so that they touch. Do not stack memory modules directly on top of each other during storage.
Never touch the gold memory module connector contacts or allow these contacts to touch the outside of the memory-module connector housing.
Handle memory modules with care: never bend, twist, or drop a memory module.
Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).
If server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack.
Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).
- Locate the DIMM connectors. Determine which DIMM you want to remove from the server.Figure 1. DIMM connectors
When removing DIMM 4, remove the air baffle to provide more space for the DIMM removal (see Remove the air baffle).
To remove a DIMM, complete the following steps:
- Carefully open the retaining clips on each end of the DIMM connector.
- Make sure that both retaining clips are in the fully-open position; then, pull the DIMM out of the connector.
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.