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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.
    Use an ESD safe screwdriver and set the maximum torque value to 14.0 ± 0.5 inch-pounds.
  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