Caution - Do not 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.
Disconnect the power cords from the power supplies for cold-service.
See Remove a CMOD.
The processor fault LED that is located adjacent to the faulty processor lights:
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 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 - 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 result in contamination of components.