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Removing a DIMM

Use this information to remove a memory module.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to slide the server out from the rack enclosure, turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

To remove a dual inline memory module (DIMM), complete the following steps.
  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  2. Remove the air baffle if installed (see Removing the air baffle).
  3. Carefully open the retaining clips on each end of the DIMM connector and remove the DIMM.
    To avoid breaking the retaining clips or damaging the DIMM connectors, handle the clips gently.
    Figure 1. DIMM removal
    DIMM removal

If you are instructed to return the server component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.