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Method for an assisted twist/knuckle lever for enabled package removal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006616D
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for an assisted twist/knuckle lever for enabled package removal. Benefits include improved functionality, improved ergonomics, and decreased hardware damage.

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Method for an assisted twist/knuckle lever for enabled package removal

Disclosed is a method for an assisted twist/knuckle lever for enabled package removal. Benefits include improved functionality, improved ergonomics, and decreased hardware damage.

Background

              Socket disassembly sometimes results in damage to the socket and CPU in disassembly and field applications.

              Conventionally, the socket must be heated to phase change the TIM material to enable the removal of the CPU from the heatsink (HS). Because the actuation device is under the HS, the socket cannot be deactuated, and the HS and CPU must be removed together. In field applications, an effective heating device is typically not available.

General description

              The disclosed method is used for socket actuation/de-actuation using a joint-type device to assist in actuation. The key elements of the method include:

•             Joint (knuckle)

•             Socket actuation

Advantages

              The disclosed method presents several advantages over the conventional method, including:

•             Accessibility to the actuator in the fully enabled condition

•             Reduce field service damage

•             Ergonomic design for field personnel

•             Improved motherboard space utilization

              The disclosed method provides access to the actuator and socket, disengages the CPU, and pulls out the CPU and heatsink without damaging the hardware. Special tools are not required. 

              The lever mode is ergonomic for high-volume manufacturing applications. The twist mode provides ergonomic enhancements for repa...