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Remove the processor

Use this information to remove the processor. This procedure must be executed by a trained technician.

Before you remove the processor, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  3. If server is installed in a rack, remove the server from the rack.

  4. Remove the top cover (see Remove the top cover).

  5. Remove the heat sink if necessary (see Remove the heat sink).

To remove the processor, complete the following steps:

  1. Gently pull the handle away from the processor retainer.
  2. Lift the handle along with the retainer to the fully open position.
    Figure 1. Opening the processor retainer
    Opening the processor retainer
  3. Hold the processor by both sides and gently lift it away from the processor socket.
    1. Do not touch the gold contacts on the bottom of the processor.

    2. Keep the processor socket clean from any object to prevent possible damages.

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.