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Install a heat sink Torx T30 nut

This task has instructions for installing a PEEK (Polyether ether ketone) Torx T30 nut on the heat sink.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

  • Do not touch the processor contacts. Contaminants on the processor contacts, such as oil from your skin, can cause connection failures.

The heat sink, processor, and processor carrier for your system might be different than those shown in the illustrations.


Install the Torx T30 nut.
Figure 1. Installing a Torx T30 nut into the heat sink
Installing a Torx T30 nut into the heat sink
Do not touch the gold contacts on the bottom of the processor.
  1. Rotate the anti-tilt wire bail inwards.
  2. Orient the Torx T30 nut under the anti-tilt wire bail; then, align the Torx T30 nut with the socket at an angle as shown.
  3. Push the lower edge of the Torx T30 nut into the socket until it clicks into place. Make sure the Torx T30 nut is secured under the four clips in the socket.

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the PHM. See Install a processor and heat sink.

  2. Reinstall the air baffle. See Install the air baffle.

  3. Reinstall all the flash power modules. See Install a flash power module.

  4. Reinstall the server cover. See Install the server cover.

  5. Reinstall the hot-swap redundant power supply. See Install the hot-swap power supply.

  6. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube