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OptiPlex 7040M Owner's Manual

Removing the processor

  1. Follow the procedure in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  2. Remove the:
    1. cover
    2. hard drive assembly
    3. system fan
    4. heat sink
  3. To remove the processor:
    1. Release the socket lever by pushing the lever down and out from under the tab on the processor shield [1].
    2. Lift the lever upward and lift the processor shield [2].
      CAUTION: The processor socket pins are fragile and can be permanently damaged. Be careful not to bend the pins in the processor socket when removing the processor out of the socket.
    3. Lift the processor out of the socket [3].
    NOTE: After removing the processor, place it in an antistatic container for reuse, return, or temporary storage. Do not touch the bottom of the processor to avoid damage to the processor contacts. Touch only the side edges of the processor.
    Figure displaying the removal of the processor from the computer.

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