DIY: Intel x520-DA1 / x520-DA2 Heatsink Removal

by Jack @ UNIXPlus January 31, 2018

Here's a "how to" for removing the heatsink:  

This is a visual step by step guide, recommended for professionals only.  We are not responsible for any damage that maybe caused to your product.

1st - grab a small flat head and place under the head. Twist the flat head or leverage it up to pop up the pin.
 2nd - Once the pins are lifted just remove them.

 3rd - Set aside then turn around to look and pin anchors.
4th - You'll need to pinch these two ends together in order to be able to push through the hole.
5th - Once you push it through the hole you its a matter of lifting the heatsink.
 6th - Done, that's it!

Jack @ UNIXPlus
Jack @ UNIXPlus