Caution - Processor removal and replacement must be done using the green removal and replacement tool (part number G29477-002 or later) that is included with the replacement processor for the server. Using a different tool might result in damage to the processor and processor socket. Additionally, the removal and replacement tool ships with replacement motherboards.
Caution - Be careful not to touch the processor socket pins. The processor socket pins are very fragile. A light touch can bend the processor socket pins beyond repair. Always use the processor removal and replacement tool to remove and replace the processor.
The processor fault LED for the faulty processor lights. The processor fault LEDs are located next to the processors:
If the processor fault LED is off, then the processor is operating properly.
If the processor fault LED is on (amber), then the processor is faulty and should be replaced.
Turn the screws counterclockwise alternately one and one-half turns until they are fully released.
A thin layer of thermal grease separates the heatsink and the processor. This grease acts as an adhesive.
Be careful not to get the thermal grease on your fingers.
Caution - Failure to clean the heatsink prior to removing the processor could result in the accidental contamination of the processor socket or other components. Also, be careful not to get the grease on your fingers, as this could result in contamination of components.
Caution - Whenever you remove a processor, you should replace it with another processor and reinstall the processor heatsink; otherwise, the server might overheat due to improper airflow. For instructions for installing a processor, see Install a Processor.
To properly position the tool over the processor socket, rotate the tool until the green triangle on the side of the tool is facing the front of the server and it is over the left side of the processor socket when viewing the server from the front.
An audible click indicates that the processor is engaged.