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System board replacement

System boards are in the upper or lower compute tray that is accessed from the front of the server.

Before you return the system board, make sure that you install the CPU socket covers from the new system board. To replace a CPU socket cover:
  1. Take a socket cover from the CPU socket assembly on the new system board and orient it correctly above the CPU socket assembly on the removed system board.

  2. Gently press down the socket cover legs to the CPU socket assembly, pressing on the edges will avoid damage to the socket pins. You might hear a click on the socket cover when it is securely attached.

  3. Make sure that the socket cover is securely attached to the CPU socket assembly.