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Remove a processor

Use this information to remove a processor.

About this task

  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.


Figure 1. Processor removal
Processor removal

  1. Use a Torx #T20 screwdriver to loosen the captive screws in the removal sequence shown on the force frame.
  2. Slightly lift up the force frame and the rail frame in the direction shown. The processor in the rail frame is spring-loaded.
  3. Hold the blue tab of the processor carrier and slide the processor carrier out of the rail frame.

After you finish

Install a new processor. See Install a processor.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube