Remove a heat sink Torx T30 nut
Follow the instructions in this section to remove a PEEK (Polyether ether ketone) Torx T30 nut on the heat sink.
About this task
Go over Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Turn 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, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top cover, or remove the server from the rack.
Do not touch the processor contacts. Contaminants on the processor contacts, such as oil from your skin, can cause connection failures.
- Make preparations for this task.
- Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).
- Remove both PCIe riser cages or fillers, the chassis air baffle, and the PCIe expansion tray (see Remove a 4U PCIe riser cage, Remove the chassis air baffle, and Remove the 4U PCIe expansion tray).
- Remove the following components depending on the location of the processor that is to be removed:
- If the processor is located on the processor and memory expansion tray, do not remove the expansion tray.Figure 1. Removing the air baffle from the expansion tray
- If the processor is located on the system board:
Figure 2. Removing the expansion tray air baffle
- Remove one of the following components.
- Remove the expansion tray air baffle.
- If the processor is located on the processor and memory expansion tray, do not remove the expansion tray.
- Remove the PHM. See Remove a processor and heat sink.
- Remove the Torx T30 nut.Figure 3. Removing a Torx T30 nut from the heat sinkNoteDo not touch the gold contacts on the bottom of the processor.
- Rotate the anti-tilt wire bail inwards.
- Push the upper edge of the Torx T30 nut towards the center of the heat sink until it disengages.
- Remove the Torx T30 nut.AttentionVisually inspect the removed Torx T30 nut, if the nut is cracked or damaged, make sure no debris or broken pieces are left inside the server.
After you finish