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.
Caution - Whenever you remove a processor, replace it with another processor and reinstall the processor heatsink; otherwise, the server might overheat due to improper airflow. See Install a Processor.
The processor fault LED for the failed processor lights. The processor fault LEDs are located next to the processors. See Motherboard Status Indicators.
If the processor fault LED is off, the processor is operating properly.
If the processor fault LED is on (amber), the processor is has failed and must be replaced.
Always hold the processor-heatsink module along the axis of the fins to prevent damage.
The blade of the screwdriver goes into the slot between the heatsink and processor carrier, not between the processor and processor carrier.
Caution - A thin layer of thermal grease separates the heatsink and the processor. This grease acts as an adhesive. Do not allow the thermal grease to contaminate the work space or other components.
Caution - Failure to clean thermal grease from the heatsink 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 contaminate components.