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Dismantling and Recycling Centre (DRZ)

Katharina Lenz, Vienna / Austria

Health & Safety

Dismantling doesn't include any harmful steps. Nonetheless workers should wear personal protection equipment like gloves, goggles, apron and robust shoes.

Note: This is a general guide for most servers. As the construction can differ, the dismantling steps mentioned below can vary in their order. However, the described steps show what parts the removal should focus on.

  1. Remove the batteries. Remove the batteries. Remove the batteries.
    • Remove the batteries.

  2. Store the lead batteries safely.
    • Store the lead batteries safely.

  3. Open the case. Open the case. Open the case.
    • Open the case.

  4. Remove the cooling fans. If the fans don't come out easily, hammer them out. If the fans don't come out easily, hammer them out.
    • Remove the cooling fans.

    • If the fans don't come out easily, hammer them out.

  5. Remove the power supply element.
    • Remove the power supply element.

  6. Unplug and remove the wires. Unplug and remove the wires.
    • Unplug and remove the wires.

  7. Unscrew and remove the electronic parts. Unscrew and remove the electronic parts.
    • Unscrew and remove the electronic parts.

  8. Remove the aluminium heat sinks. Remove the aluminium heat sinks.
    • Remove the aluminium heat sinks.

  9. Unscrew the electronics.
    • Unscrew the electronics.

  10. Cut the wires off the electronics. Cut the wires off the electronics.
    • Cut the wires off the electronics.

  11. Remove the RAMs.
    • Remove the RAMs.

  12. Remove the CPUs. Remove the CPUs.
    • Remove the CPUs.

  13. Pry out the cmos battery.
    • Pry out the cmos battery.

  14. Unclip the wires.
    • Unclip the wires.

  15. Remove the disk drives. Remove the disk drives.
    • Remove the disk drives.

  16. Unscrew the mount. Remove the battery cases.
    • Unscrew the mount.

    • Remove the battery cases.

  17. Remove the aluminium parts.
    • Remove the aluminium parts.

  18. Unscrew the PWB. Unscrew the PWB.
    • Unscrew the PWB.

  19. Remove the metal parts. Remove the metal parts.
    • Remove the metal parts.

  20. Unscrew the aluminium parts. Unscrew the aluminium parts.
    • Unscrew the aluminium parts.

  21. Remove the wires. Unscrew the plugs.
    • Remove the wires.

    • Unscrew the plugs.

  22. Remove all the plastic parts. Remove the PWB. Remove the PWB.
    • Remove all the plastic parts.

    • Remove the PWB.

  23. Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.). Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.
    • Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.).

    • Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.

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Tobias Isakeit

Member since: 03/15/2018

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