[rescue] Sun E-series Heatsinks (was: Sun E3500 available)

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed Sep 16 16:46:40 CDT 2009

On Wed, 16 Sep 2009, Mark G. Thomas wrote:

> It also has the square glued-on heatsink versions of the boards, since
> the clips for the round heatsinks break.

For what it's worth, if you catch this particular problem before the board
destroys itself, it's easy (if tedious) to fix.  Arctic Alumina thermal
adhesive (after cleaning the ASICs with ArctiClean) will do the job, and
you'll never have to worry about those fragile clips again.

If you're reasonably fast about it, you can do the whole board at once,
and pop it into a bench vise between a couple pieces of scrap lumber until
it's ready for installation.

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