Removing Solder Pins from Heatsinks

luvdunhill

Member
2006-07-09 6:59 pm
is there any way to extract the pins from these heatsinks:

http://www.aavidthermalloy.com/cgi-bin/stdisp.pl?Pnum=530002b02500g

I'd like to tap the heat sinks so I can install a longer screw.. Digi-key lists these as "bolt-on" (part number HS380-ND), but I'm assuming it's a mistake and they have solder pins, or there is some way to remove them. The pins seem to be in there real good :)
 

luvdunhill

Member
2006-07-09 6:59 pm
hm, i tried heating them up with a heatgun for stripping paint, no luck. Once they were really hot, I hit them with hammer to if they would even move (albeit in the wrong direction) and they didn't. Same with driving them back through the other side with a pin. The pins are knurled in two places...