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Old 19th November 2012, 09:34 PM   #1
WoutRam is offline WoutRam  Netherlands
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Default How to re-install heatsink clips on DD Z1 amplifier

Is there a simple and reliable way to re-install these heatsink clips of a DD Z1 amplifier without the use of special tools?
(the pictures shows the clip from 4 different angles)

One of the clips was damaged when I removed it.
Any suggestions where I might find an identical replacement?
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Old 19th November 2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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It's difficult (from my experience) to find exact replacements, although you can sometimes find a manufacturer that will sell them. The AAVID Thermalloy 4525 works well enough for the TO-220 devices but they are not really reusable. The remove them, you'd grab the bottom of the clip with a pair of pliers and bent them up until they are free. They are very inexpensive so destroying them isn't a big deal.
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Old 20th November 2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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Thanks.
The 4th picture of the tool to reinstall them was most helpful.
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