Remove a heat sink Torx T30 nut

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

About this task

Attention:
  • Read the Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • 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.

Note: The heat sink, processor, and processor carrier for your system might be different from those shown in the illustrations.
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:

Procedure

  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Turn off the corresponding compute node on which you are going to perform the task.
    2. Remove the compute node from the enclosure (see Remove a compute node from the enclosure).
    3. Remove the components listed below from the compute node in the following order:
  2. Remove the Torx T30 nut.
    Figure 1. Removing a Torx T30 nut from the heat sink
    Removing a Torx T30 nut from the heat sink
    Note: Do not touch the gold contacts on the bottom of the processor.
    1. Rotate the anti-tilt wire bail inwards.
    2. Push the upper edge of the Torx T30 nut towards the center of the heat sink until it disengages.
    3. Remove the Torx T30 nut.
      Attention: Visually inspect the removed Torx T30 nut, if the nut is cracked or damaged, make sure no debris or broken pieces are left inside your solution.

After you finish

  1. Install a new Torx T30 nut (see Install a heat sink Torx T30 nut).

  2. 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.