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Remove a DIMM

Use this information to remove a DIMM.

DIMMs are sensitive to static discharge and require special handling. In addition to the standard guidelines for Handling static-sensitive devices:
  • Always wear an electrostatic-discharge strap when removing or installing DIMMs. Electrostatic-discharge gloves can also be used.

  • Never hold two or more DIMMs together so that they touch. Do not stack DIMMs directly on top of each other during storage.

  • Never touch the gold DIMM connector contacts or allow these contacts to touch the outside of the DIMM connector housing.

  • Handle DIMMs with care: never bend, twist, or drop a DIMM.

Before removing a DIMM:
  1. If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.

  2. Remove any locking device that secures the server cover, such as a Kensington lock or a pad lock.

  3. Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).

To remove a DIMM, complete the following steps:

  1. Carefully open the retaining clips on each end of the DIMM slot.
    To avoid breaking the retaining clips or damaging the DIMM slots, handle the clips gently.
  2. Remove the DIMM.
    Figure 1. DIMM removal
    DIMM removal

After removing the DIMM:

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.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube