Remove the processor
Follow this procedure to remove the processor. This procedure must be executed by a trained technician.
Before removing the processor:
Read the safety information and installation guidelines (see Safety and Installation guidelines).
Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).
If the server is in a rack, remove it from the rack.
Remove any locking device that secures the server cover, such as a Kensington lock or a pad lock.
- Remove the server cover (see Remove the server cover).CAUTIONThe heat sinks and processor could be very hot. To avoid from burning yourself, wait for a few minutes after turning off the server before you remove the server cover.
Place the server on its side with the cover up.
Remove the system board (see Remove the system board (trained technician only)).
Remove the heat sink and fan module (see Remove the heat sink and fan module).
To remove the processor, complete the following steps:
- Gently pull the handle away from the processor retainer.
- Lift the handle along with the retainer to the fully open position.Figure 1. Opening the processor retainer
- Hold the processor by both sides and gently lift it away from the processor socket.Note
Do not touch the gold contacts on the bottom of the processor.
Keep the processor socket clean from any object to prevent possible damages.
After removing the processor, perform one of the following tasks immediately:
Install the replacement processor.
Install the replacement processor to the system board (see Install the processor).
Package the defective processor that was removed, and return it to Lenovo. To prevent any shipping damage, reuse the packaging of the new processor, and follow all available packaging instructions.
Install the processor that you removed to the replacement system board.
Install the removed processor to the replacement system board (see Install the processor).
Package the defective system board, and return it to Lenovo. To prevent any shipping damage, reuse the packaging of the new system board, and follow all available packaging instructions.