Remove a DIMM

Use this information to remove a DIMM.

Attention: Memory modules 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 memory modules. Electrostatic-discharge gloves can also be used.

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

  • Never touch the gold memory module connector contacts or allow these contacts to touch the outside of the memory-module connector housing.

  • Handle memory modules with care: never bend, twist, or drop a memory module.

Before you remove a DIMM, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. Remove the node from the enclosure if needed (see Remove a compute node).

  4. Locate the DIMM connectors. Determine which DIMM you want to remove from the server.
    Figure 1. DIMM connectors DIMM connectors

To remove a DIMM, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
Figure 2. DIMM removal
DIMM removal
Note: To avoid breaking the retaining clips or damaging the DIMM connectors, handle the clips gently.
  1. Carefully open the retaining clips on each end of the DIMM connector.
  2. Make sure that both retaining clips are in the fully-open position; then, pull the DIMM out of the connector.

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.