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Method for press linkage actuation for connector actuation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023828D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for press linkage actuation for connector actuation. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

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Method for press linkage actuation for connector actuation

Disclosed is a method for press linkage actuation for connector actuation. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

Background

         Conventionally, a socket must be heated to change the phase of the thermal interface material (TIM) to enable the correct removal of the central processing unit (CPU) from the heatsink (HS). Because the actuation device is under the HS, the socket can not be deactuated and the HS and CPU must be removed together. In field applications, the heating device is usually not available.

Conventionally, the problem is solved by accessing the socket actuator, disengaging the CPU, and pulling the CPU out with the HS (see Figure 1).

Description

         The disclosed method is socket actuation using linkage as the actuation method. The method assists in final test, enabling socket disassembly, and reducing potential damage to the socket and CPU.

         When the linkage is in the up position the socket is in the open position. The assembler inserts the CPU package and pushes down on the high part of the linkage area. This procedure actuates the package into the socket contact with the sliding motion of the cover and holds it there until removal (see Figure 2).

         When the package must be removed, the sides of the linkage can be pulled or pried so the CPU is released from the socket without requiring a tool.

         The key elements of the method include:

•         Linkage

•         Socket actuation

Advantages

         The disc...