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Remove the processor

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

About this task

  • Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

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


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
    2. Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.
    3. Remove the heat sink. See Remove the heat sink.
  2. Remove the processor.
    Figure 1. Opening the processor retainer
    Processor removal
    1. Gently pull the handle away from the processor retainer.
    2. Lift the handle along with the retainer to the fully open position.
    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.

After you finish

  1. Install a new processor. See Install the processor.

  2. 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.

Demo video

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