This document provides procedures for removing and installing the CPU component in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that:
- You have performed the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
- You have read the safety information in your Dell Product Information Guide.
- When replacing a component, you have already removed the original, if installed.
Remove the eight captive screws securing the back cover and remove the module cover.
In sequential order, loosen the five captive screws securing the processor thermal-cooling assembly to the system board, then carefully lift the processor thermal-cooling assembly out of the computer.
To loosen the ZIF socket, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver and rotate the ZIF-socket cam screw counterclockwise until it comes to the cam stop.
Align the pin-1 corner of the processor module with the pin-1 corner of the ZIF socket, then insert the processor module.
Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the processor module to the system board.
Replace the processor thermal-cooling assembly (see Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly).