Remove the heat sink and fan module
Use this information to remove the heat sink and fan module. This procedure must be executed by a trained technician
If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.
Remove any locking device that secures the server cover, such as a Kensington lock or a pad lock.
Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).CAUTIONThe heat sinks and processor could be very hot. To avoid from burning yourself, wait for a few minutes before removing the server cover after turning off the server.
Disconnect the heat sink and fan module cable from the system board.
To remove the heat sink and fan module, complete the following steps:
- Disconnect the fan cable from the system board.
- Loosen screw 1 and 2:Note
Gently remove the four screws to avoid any possible damage to the system board.
Always keep the four screws attached to the heat sink and fan module.
Do not touch the thermal grease while handling the heat sink and fan module.
- Partially loosen screw 1.
- Fully loosen screw 2.
- Fully loosen screw 1.
- Loosen screw 3 and 4:
Figure 1. Removing the heat sink and fan module
- Partially loosen screw 3.
- Fully loosen screw 4.
- Fully loosen screw 3.
- Lift evenly and remove the heat sink and fan module from the server.
After removing the heat sink and fan module:
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.