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post #11 of 13
you can put gentle pressure on the heatsinks if you absolutely have to, but i can't imagine it would be good for the weight of the board to be held by them. its better to use the edges of the board.

if you pull on them too much you could separate them from the components they are trying to cool.
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As already mentioned, those are the MOSFET and vReg heatsinks. They are definitely not a 'handle' and it's not the best idea to pick up the board by holding those.
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I wouldn't recommend using them as a handle as they are typically only held down by push pins and a thermal pad. You probably wouldn't damage anything by doing it, but I have ripped a thermal pad off and had to reseat the whole heat by doing it before. If you didn't notice and it overheated then yeah, there could be some problems.
    
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